JACC, Japanese community, NYC, Japan, Western Japan, flooding, flood relief, benefit, fundraiser, OKA, Chef John McCarthy, HAA, JAA, JMSA, JETANNY, USJC, Consulate General of Japan in New York, New York Japanese Lions Club, JACL-NY

Japanese Community to Hold Flood Relief Fundraiser at OKA

Japan Flood Relief Benefit Hosted by JACC Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. OKA – 439 3rd Avenue (between 30th and 31st Streets) Admission: $75 early bird until August 16 / $80 from August 17 through August 22 / $85 at the door The Japanese American Community Coalition, a consortium of New York-based Japanese American service organizations, is hosting a special fundraiser for … Continue reading Japanese Community to Hold Flood Relief Fundraiser at OKA
A Whale of a Tale, The Cove, documentary, whaling, whaling industry, dolphins, Taiji, Japan, NYC, Asia Society, Japan Society, Quad Cinema, Kickstarter, Megumi Sasaki

Kickstarter Campaign for “A Whale of a Tale” Enters Final Days, Film Opens August 17 at Quad Cinema 🗺

There are a few days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign for A Whale of a Tale, a documentary film by New York-based Japanese filmmaker Megumi Sasaki (Herb & Dorothy). A Whale of a Tale is about the sleepy fishing town of Taiji, Japan, which suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight after The Cove, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale- and dolphin-hunting traditions, … Continue reading Kickstarter Campaign for “A Whale of a Tale” Enters Final Days, Film Opens August 17 at Quad Cinema 🗺
Yoko Reikano Kimura, CRS, Center for Remembering and Sharing, Mar Creation, NYC, Japan, Four Seasons, traditional Japanese music, koto, shamisen, concert

Yoko Reikano Kimura Performs the Summer Installment of Four Seasons in New York 🗓 🗺

Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music – vol.12 Sunday, August 12 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) 3FL White Room – 123 4th Avenue Admission: $25 in advance (includes Japanese confectionary) CRS and Mar Creation, Inc. continue their seasonal concert series Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music, where guests discover traditional Japanese … Continue reading Yoko Reikano Kimura Performs the Summer Installment of Four Seasons in New York 🗓 🗺
Kizuna Dance, dance, Gibney Dance, Dance-Mobile, NYC, Japan, Japanese culture

Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park 🗓 🗺

Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn – 40 73rd Street, Brooklyn Admission: Free Kizuna Dance presents both full works and excerpts from pieces in its current touring cycle, including the first public excerpt of their latest work-in-progress, REBIRTH. Inspired by aspects of Japanese culture, the works span the company’s four-year history and … Continue reading Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park 🗓 🗺
Isaac Shapiro, Strand, Rare Book Room, NYC, Japan, WWII, Edokko, memoirs

“Edokko” Author Isaac Shapiro to Speak at Strand 🗓 🗺

Isaac Shapiro: Edokko Friday, August 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Strand’s Rare Book Room – 828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd Floor Admission: $24 with one signed copy of the book/$15 with gift card In 1926, professional musicians Constantine Shapiro, born in Moscow in 1896 and Lydia Chernetsky (Odessa, 1905) met and married in Berlin, Germany, after their respective families had suffered continuous … Continue reading “Edokko” Author Isaac Shapiro to Speak at Strand 🗓 🗺