Ema Painting: The Year of the Dog
[Workshop] January 18, 6:30 PM
2018 is the Year of the Dog — get your New Year started out on the right “paw” at this ema making workshop. Ema, or votive wooden plaques, are offered at shrines in Japan to express one’s prayers or gratitude. Originally depicting horses, which were seen as the sacred mounts of the gods, the subjects expanded over time to include a wide variety of pictures and designs. Join us to paint your own ema with this year’s zodiac animal and inscribe your wishes for 2018 with Japanese calligraphy artist Seiren Aoi.
Next event1/18/2018 6:30 PM
The Art of Bonsai
[Gallery Workshop] January 20, 11 AM
Create your own bonsai! Treat yourself this winter to a vibrant workshop on this meditative art form, led by expert botanist and bonsai specialist Julian Velasco. This day-long event features an in-depth morning seminar on the history and craft of this classical Japanese art form, an exclusive viewing of rare examples, and a guided discussion around Japan Society's two bonsai, recently installed in our lobby. Practice your newly refined skills in an afternoon workshop with your very own bonsai tree, which you can continue to cultivate at home.
Next event1/20/2018 11:00 AM