James Nyoraku Schlefer. Photo by Nicole Goodhue Boyd

Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Concert

Breathing Peace II Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Live streamed from Soapbox Gallery – 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn Suggested donation: $10 Shakuhachi Master James Nyoraku Schlefer will perform the second in a series of concerts at Soapbox Gallery devoted to traditional music for shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Long associated with Zen Buddhist meditation practice, the haunting and powerful sounds of the bamboo flute … Continue reading Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Concert

Lounge and Learn with Brooklyn Kura at the Fourth “Soul of Sake”

Soul of Sake – Lounge and Learn Friday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. Via Zoom Admission: $20 Sake Discoveries presents another virtual Soul of Sake: Lounge and Learn! Miss Sake USA Jessica Joly is the host of this deep dive into the roots of Japanese sake alongside some old school American soul. So far Joly’s informative and fun-filled session have featured Kosuke Kuji, president of … Continue reading Lounge and Learn with Brooklyn Kura at the Fourth “Soul of Sake”

Center on Japanese Economy and Business to Explore the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Role of Central Banks in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The U.S., Japan, and Beyond Friday, May 1 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Live Webinar Admission: Free The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has already surpassed past crises in terms of global reach and severity. The world is struggling to come up with solutions. How can central banks maximize their roles to minimize the … Continue reading Center on Japanese Economy and Business to Explore the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Ippodo Gallery Live Zoom Event

Conversations From Home: Featuring Artist Koichiro Isezaki Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. Live via Zoom – zoom.us/j/91485081028 Admission: Free Japanese Bizen ware ceramics artist Koichiro Isezaki will be in conversation with design critic Glenn Adamson and Louise Cort at this live Zoom event. Isezaki will show us his studio and kilns and talk about the inspiration and philosophy of his recent ‘Yo’ (conception) Series. … Continue reading Ippodo Gallery Live Zoom Event

Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

Virtual Bon Odori on Zoom Thursday, April 30 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Via Zoom Admission: Free The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc. hosts a weekly Bon Odori session on Zoom, and you’re invited! Connect with one another through this Japanese traditional communal event to and create a virtual matsuri online! These sessions are completely free and open to everyone. These … Continue reading Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York