Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

Japan Society invites you to get to know Nagano Prefecture with three informative events about the host of the 1998 Winter Games. In these special Get to Know Series programs, learn about the unique qualities that make Nagano the perfect destination to experience Japan. Nagano is a wondrous region filled with lush nature, rich history, and enticing cuisine. Home to architectural treasures like Zenkoji Temple … Continue reading Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

Learn the Practice of Forest Bathing at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$12 members, seniors, and students In Japan, the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” is hailed for its therapeutic effects. Proponents believe that by simply immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of a forest, we can soak in the healing power … Continue reading Learn the Practice of Forest Bathing at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
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Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

This Sunday, Japan Society is hosting two family-friendly events that encourage creativity while focusing on the Japanese sense of seasonality. Creative Play: Autumn Moon Viewing (Tsukimi) Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $12/$8 members/Free children ages 2 or under and Cool Culture members Play, sing, dance and create! Explore … Continue reading Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
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26th Annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Commemoration 🗓 🗺

26th Annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Commemoration Monday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: Free (Suggested donation: $20) Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, a Japanese Buddhist priest and president/founder of the Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, hosts the 26th Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Commemoration. A Hiroshima Peace … Continue reading 26th Annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Commemoration 🗓 🗺
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Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japan Society 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: Free Master—An Ainu Story, a photographic documentary by Adam Isfendiyar, tells the story of the Ainu people and the life of Kenji Matsuda, a member of the Ainu community in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Isfendiyar’s talk covers … Continue reading Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺