j Cation for a Day, Taste Japan from Bento Boxes to Dream Pop by Asobi Seksu, NY, April 10

Call it as close as you get to experiencing many facets of Japan without catching a plane to Narita.

Lots to love in this j Cation not a Stay-cation in New York on April 10, 2009.

Doors open around 12:30 PM.

Day-long event is taking over the Japan Society's theater, gallery, lounge, and classrooms.

Menu for first ever j-Cation includes movies, music, manga, calligraphy and food of course.


Here are a few tasty morsels:

Single-Serving Language Classes
1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm, 5:15 pm
Order like a pro in a Japanese restaurant after taking our 45-minute Restaurant Japanese workshop.


Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) Classes
2 pm, 2:25 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:40 pm, 4:30 pm, 4:55 pm
Learn from master calligrapher Masako Inkyo how to use a brush and ink to write tasty words in Japanese.

Manga Artist Hiroki Otsuka
11 am-5 pm
Meet Japan Society Gallery's Mangaka-in-Residence Hiroki Otsuka.

Nippon Eiga Series at j-CATION
Flavor of Happiness
(Shiawase no Kaori)
1:30-3:40 pm
Feast your eyes on Edible Cinema! j-CATION presents the NYC premiere of Flavor of Happiness, a heart-warming, mouth-watering drama.

Asobi Seksu
9:30-11:30 pm
The delicious sounds of the Brooklyn-based dream-pop band, with opening act Me & Mars.

A concert by Brooklyn-based dream-pop band Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for "playful sex"), with an opening set by Me & Mars.

Day concludes with DJ AKI from 11:30 PM to 1 AM.

Since there is no advance booking for this event here is some ticketing info:

"Due to limited capacities, programs held in our onsite theater and classrooms require tickets. Edible Cinema: Flavor of Happiness, Clash of the Foodies!: Live Game Show, Luscious Lecture: Table Talk and language, calligraphy and furoshiki class tickets will be released at Japan Society on Saturday, April 10th starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets for Sonic Sensation: Asobi Seksu will be released starting at 8:00 pm. All event admission is included in the $5.00 suggested donation. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket pick-up is limited to one (1) ticket per person per event."

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