Japanese Craft Beer: Lecture & Tasting 2019
[Lecture & Tasting] September 13, 6:30 PM
For this talk and tasting, beer expert Anne Becerra, beverage director at Treadwell Park, explores current trends in craft beer in the United States and around the world, and how Japanese craft beer fits into a growing U.S. market. Tasting reception will feature more than 20 kinds of unique regional beers from Japan.
Next event9/13/2019 6:30 PM
Workshop: Japanese Nerikomi Pottery
[Workshop] September 27, 6:30 PM
At this workshop, try out the mesmerizing Japanese pottery-making technique of nerikomi. Stack and slice strips of colorful clay to reveal striking patterns, creating one-of-a-kind designs. Instructor Risa Nishimori of the NY Togei Kyoshitsu studio will lead guests through the process of creating their own unique pieces of nerikomi ceramic art.
Next event9/27/2019 6:30 PM
Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness Through Nature
[Lecture] October 23, 6:30 PM
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 of trees. In a fast-paced world, forest bathing is a chance to be mindful of our surroundings, and to connect with nature through our senses. At this talk, Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, former deputy director of Chiba University's Center for Environment, Health, and Field Sciences and author of Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, examines the scientific evidence behind the concept of forest bathing and its potential to enhance wellness and happiness. Discover how you can connect with nature through this Japanese tradition, wherever you live.
Next event10/23/2019 6:30 PM