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Home Away From Home 10th Exhibition

September 17-30 FREE

The Alumni Association of Tama Art University NY Club

Home Away From Home (HAFH) is the annual art exhibition by The Alumni Association of Tama Art University NY Club, organization established in 2003. The HAFH was launched in 2004 and this year it celebrates its 10th anniversary, with 25 artists presenting their artworks in this exhibition. A book with the members’ artworks, which was published in its 10th anniversary, will be sold during the exhibition. Reception will be held on Sept. 18, from 6-8pm.
Location: TENRI Gallery
43 A W. 13th St., (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
tamabinew@gmail.com

Satomi Den Solo Glass Works Exhibit “Race × Lace”

September 18-21

Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an

Satomi Den, a Japan based Korean glass artist, will be holding her solo glass works exhibition “Race × Lace “ at Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an, a teahouse in a penthouse off Union Square. Satomi utilizes a traditional family crest or lace, resulting in her glass works remaining true to her identity strongly, influenced by both Japanese and Korean culture. She creates exquisite black glass art with delicate lace patterns on tea ceremony bowls & utensils. During the exhibit, several tea ceremonies will be conducted by Souheki Mori of Tea-Whisk, who is a Japanese tea ceremony master in New York.
Location: 889 Broadway, PHC (bet. 19th & 20th Sts.)
New York, NY 10003
www.tea-whisk.com

Ohi Inheritance Exhibition by Ohi Chozaemon X and Ohi Toshio XI

September 23 - October 8 FREE

The Nippon Gallery

The Nippon Gallery presents an exhibition of chadogu (tea wares) entitled, “The Ohi Inheritance Exhibition: as the Legend Continues” by Ohi Chozaemon X and Ohi Toshio XI. “Ohi Yaki” originated in 1666 in a village in Ishikawa Prefecture and was developed for use in tea ceremonies. Made of soft clay and fired at low temperatures, Ohi pieces are prized for their beautiful shapes and luster. There will be 17 pieces of chadogu on display at the exhibition.
Location: 145 W. 57th St., (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), New York, NY 10019
TEL: 212-581-2223 / www.nipponclub.org

“Weight of Happiness” Duo Exhibition

Through October 16

Tibet House US

Tibet House US will be hosting “Weight of Happiness”, a two-artist show displaying artworks variously inspired by Buddhism, folklore, dreams, the artists’ cultural heritage (Italy and Japan), symbolism and spirituality as interpreted by artists, Ms. Rima Fujita and Ms. Michela Martello. Rima Fujita is a Tokyo-born and New York-raised artist who is committed to philanthropic work through her “Books for Children” organization which has donated more than 12,000 books to the Tibetan refugee children in exile. This will be the second showing of Ms. Fujita’s works at Tibet House US and the first collaboration between the two artists.
Location: 22 W. 15th St., (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
TEL: 212-807-0563 / www.rimafujita.com

“The Spirit of Calligraphy, The Beauty of Japan” by Rihaku Inoue

October 3 - 5 FREE

Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an

Rihaku Inoue, a Japan based calligraphy artist, will be holding her third solo calligraphy exhibition at Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an, a teahouse in a penthouse off Union Square. Inoue is a calligraphy teacher who owns a calligraphy school in Japan, and also has created a new style of calligraphy by using paint and other materials. On the 4th and 5th, calligraphy workshop and “Calligraphy and Tea” event will be held. Tea ceremonies will be conducted by Souheki Mori of Tea-Whisk, who is a Japanese tea ceremony master in New York.
Location: 889 Broadway, PHC (bet. 19th & 20th Sts.)
New York, NY 10003
info@tea-whisk.com / www.i-rihaku.com

“Continuity” Exhibition by Tim Rowan

October 3 - 5 FREE

Sara Japanese Pottery

Sara Japanese Pottery will be hosting the seventh in a series of events to celebrate their 25th year anniversary with Tim Rowan’s exhibition, “Continuity”. Tim Rowan is a ceramic artist whose stalwart designs were inspired by natural clay and rock. Starting with a particular shape, he uses an inner feeling or drive to create forms that resonate with a certain power that gives his work strength. The event is Tim Rowan’s first solo exhibition at Sara Japanese Pottery. Opening reception will be held on Oct. 3.
Location: 950 Lexington Ave. (bet. 69th & 70th Sts.)
New York, NY 10021
TEL: 212-772-3243 / www.saranyc.com

Miki Katagiri Solo Hat Show

October 16 - 19 FREE

Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an

Miki Katagiri, a New York based hat artist, will be holding her solo hat exhibition at Globus Washitsu KeiSui-an, a private Japanese teahouse. Katagiri has been designing and making specialty hats for over fifteen years. Through inspired design and the use of unique materials, characters and environments are brought to life so that each hat tells a story. During the exhibit, a music event and tea ceremony will be held to enjoy more of her artwork.
Location: 889 Broadway, PHC (bet. 19th & 20th Sts.)
New York, NY 10003
info@tea-whisk.com / www.mikikatagiri.com

Ruri Takeuchi & Eiko Tanaka Duo Exhibition “Microscopic Craft from KAGA 2014”

October 24 - 26 FREE

Sara Japanese Pottery

This year marks Sara Japanese Pottery’s fifth year presenting the Kaga Kutani Exhibition with young artists that generate new traditional crafts. Ruri Takeuchi, the Kutaniware porcelain painting artist, and Eiko Tanaka, wood turning and lacquer artist, will be returning with a greater force than ever before. Ruri Takeuchi works with new colors, and paints animals with vivid expressions on pieces she creates by hand. Eiko Tanaka turns her lacquerware pieces, producing shapes from the sensation and feeling of the immediate moment. Opening reception will be held on Oct. 24.
Location: 950 Lexington Ave., (bet. 69th & 70th Sts.)
New York, NY 10021
TEL: 212-772-3243 / www.saranyc.com

Costume Contest

October 9-12

Go!Go!Curry

For the duration of the New York Comic Con, held at the Javits Center, visit a Go!Go!Curry proudly wearing your costume, and take a picture with your Go!Go!’s curry. Upload your photo to the Go!Go!Curry FACEBOOK page and the top three photos with the most “likes” to the original posting wins a prize. First place will receive a $55 gift certificate to Go!Go!Curry, second place a $25 gift certificate, third place a $15 gift certificate. Don’t miss this chance to proudly celebrate Comic Con in costume and win free curry. Contest voting period ends Oct. 24.
Locations: Times Square
273 W. 38th St., (bet. 7th & 8th Aves.), New York, NY 10018
TEL: 212-730-5555

Chelsea Stadium
144 W. 19th St., (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
TEL: 212-255-4555

World Trade Center Stadium
12 John St., (bet. Broadway & Nassau St.), New York, NY 10038
TEL: 212-406-5555

Washington Square Park Stadium
231 Thompson St. (bet. W. 3rd & Bleecker Sts.), New York, NY 10012
TEL: 212-505-2555

www.gogocurryusa-ny.com
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Twitter@gogocurryusa

Performance

X Japan Concert at Madison Square Garden

October 11

Live Nation

Internationally renowned rock icons, X Japan, returns to the United States this October bringing their legendarily edgy brand of rock to New York City for one night at Madison Square Garden. Presented by Live Nation, the concert event marks the band’s first show together in 3 years and will feature fan favorites as well as previously unreleased and never before performed music. New York Comic Con is sponsering this event. For more information, please visit www.xjapanmusic.com.
Location: Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001
www.ticketmaster.com/XJapan-tickets/artist/723909

Lecture/Forum/Film/Festival

Indigo Dyeing Workshops with a Farmer-Dyer from Japan

September 18 - 29

BUAISOU. Brooklyn Lab

Kakuo Kaji, an indigo farmer-dyer from Tokushima, Japan; and one of the founding members of BUAISOU., is visiting New York to teach a series of workshops in their Brooklyn Lab. Workshops will include Stencil Dyeing, Discharge Dyeing, and Dyeing with a ”SUKUMO” vat, which will give you the opportunity to dye with their fermenting “SUKUMO” indigo vat and create beautiful pieces of fabric art. For locations, schedules, and to sign-up, please email info@buaisou-i.com.
Info: www.buaisou-i.com

Events

11th Annual “Joy of Sake” Tasting Event

September 18

The Joy of Sake

The Joy of Sake will be celebrating its 11th anniversary this year at The Altman Building in Chelsea. The event offers an unparalleled opportunity to taste 370 of Japan’s finest sakes in peak condition, many otherwise unavailable in the U.S. All the sakes are featured with sake-friendly dishes created by top New York chefs and restaurants. Participating restaurants will include 15 East, Bond Street, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Sakagura, Brushstroke, Megu, Aburiya Kinnosuke, Sushi Samba, wd-50, Hibino, Sakamai, En Japanese Brasserie, Bozu, Ramen Lab, and Izakaya Alley.
Location: 135 W. 18th St., (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
www.joyofsake.com

Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo

October 4

New York Mutual Trading

New York Mutual Trading pioneered the concept of the distributor partnering with the Japanese vendor directly to make new items available in the United States. Every fall they have an annual Japanese food and restaurant expo for trade businesses in New York City to show off their new products in the areas of packaged foods, seasonings, and beverages. This year’s event, which is now in its 21st year, will allow people involved in New York’s food and beverage industries to meet the exhibitors, test new products, and place orders for their restaurants, bars, or stores. The expo also offers informative demos about what’s popular in Japan. This event is for industry only.
Location: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St., (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
Info: www.nymtc.com
TEL: 201-933-9555

Kikusui+ Shamisen Night

October 7

Kikusui Sake Co., Ltd.

Kikusui Sake Co., Ltd., a leading sake brewery from Niigata Prefecture, will host an event in celebration of releasing their new canned sake in New York. “Funaguchi Kikusui-Kunko (Black Funaguchi)” is the latest addition to the popular Funaguchi Nama-Sake series. At the event held at Azasu, an izakaya-style sake bar on the Lower East Side, guests can purchase a special Funaguchi card for drinking a set of yellow, red and black Funaguchi cans for $30 (Reg. $45). The event also accompanies a concert by Fumiyoshi Kobayashi, a shamisen player from Niigata. The event is free of charge and the concert starts at 7:30 pm.
Location: Azasu
49 Clinton St., (bet. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), New York, NY 10002
TEL: 212-777-7069

Calligraphic Demonstration + Drink and Snack Tasting

October 1 FREE

Kiteya SoHo

Kiteya SoHo will host an event mingling a Japanese calligraphic art performance and a tasting party from 5-7 pm. Calligrapher, Yasuko Kuboyama’s works will be exhibited in the store from Sept. 28 through Oct. 27, and on Oct. 1, she will demonstrate calligraphic art drawing in front of an audience. Along with the demonstration, there will be a tasting event, featuring two regional specialties; sparkling vinegar drink from Hiroshima Prefecture and curry-flavored rice crackers, “Curry Senbei” from Mie Prefecture. Admission is free of charge.
Location: 464 Broome St., (bet. Greene & Mercer Sts.)
New York, NY 10013
TEL: 212-219-7505 / www.kiteya.com

Happenings

All Single Curries for $5 on Tuesdays

Go!Go!Curry!

The World Trade Center Stadium location of Go!Go!Curry! will be participating in Lower Manhattan Tuesdays, an event designed to support hospitality and tourism businesses throughout Lower Manhattan. Every Tuesday from 5-8 pm May 27-Sept. 30 admission to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum will be free, and by presenting your ticket for that day at Go!Go!Curry! all single curries will be $5. (Please note that this offer is limited to the World Trade Center Stadium Go!Go!Curry! which closes at 8:55 pm).
Location: World Trade Center Stadium
12 John St., (bet. Broadway & Nassau St.), New York, NY 10038
TEL: 212-406-5555
http://www.gogocurryusa-ny.com @GOGOCURRYUSA

$10 Off Trial Lesson

Hariyama Ballet

Commemorating their studio renewal, Hariyama Ballet is offering a trial lesson for $10 (Reg. $20) to all clients who mention Chopsticks NY. Founded by Japanese ballet dancer, Mami Hariyama, the instructor who teaches Russian method in NY, Hariyama Ballet provides various kinds of classes in English to students ranging from two-years old to adults. In addition to existing classes such as an introductory class for adults, they are now offering new classes including “Intro Ballet” for absolute beginners and ballet plus Pilates, “Ballet Beauty.”
Location: 58-60 W. 39th St., 3rd Fl., (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10018
TEL: 347-451-1801 / hariyamaballet.com
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Free Gourmet Gyoza with an Order of a Set of Shochus

Komasa Jyozo, Cherry Izakaya

Throughout the month of October, sweet potato shochus, Kura no Shikon and Kozuru Kuro from the distiller, Komasa Jyozo, will be specially featured at Cherry Izakaya, a French-influenced Japanese Izakaya that delights sake and shochu-lovers. If you order a set of each glass of these two sweet potato shochus ($18), you will get free “Shiitake Confit” (5 pieces of mushroom gyoza), which best matches up with the shochus which have a soft and smooth taste and a deep flavor of sweet potatoes.
Location: 138 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249
TEL: 347-889-6300

Trial Campaign: 15% Off New Product Cher Blanc

Noritake

Noritake, a Japanese dish manufacturer, offers 15 % off their new product, Cher Blanc to Chopsticks NY readers. From Sept. 21 through Oct. 31 (5 pm EST), customers will receive a discount when ordering on their website with the entry of the promotion code “CHOPSTICKSOCT.” Cher Blanc is known for its shiny, pure white porcelain and thin, light and durable body. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe. Customers also have an opportunity to purchase and return items with free delivery through their “Sample Program”. A 15% discount for Cher Blanc items is also applied to this Sample Program.
www.noritakechina.com
nsc.tab@noritake.com

Newly Launched “Lunch Club” Point Card System

Phoenix Garden

Phoenix Garden, an authentic Cantonese restaurant in Murray Hill, is introducing a point card system “Lunch Club” for take-out and delivery lunch orders this September. Per a lunch order, a stamp is given on a point card and once ten stamps are collected, the next lunch is free. As a special promotion throughout the month of October, Chopsticks NY readers will receive a free vegetable spring roll for lunch orders. Phoenix Garden offers more than 20 different lunch specials from $7.
Location: 242 E. 40th St., (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY 10016
TEL: 212-983-6666 / www.phoenixgardennyc.com

Special Ramen for $3

Ramen Misoya

Ramen Misoya, a ramen shop specializing in miso ramen using various types of Japanese miso, is offering $3 special ramen on Sept. 29 for their 3-year anniversary. The special ramen will be a mazemen-style ramen in shiro (white) miso sauce topped with crab meat, and Saikyo Miso Ramen featuring Saikyo miso imported from Kyoto, fu (dried wheat gluten), and deep-fried bean curd. All sales on this day will be donated to the 9th Precinct of NYPD, which annually does charity for children on Christmas Day.
Location: 129 2nd Ave., (bet. 7th St. & St. Marks Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-677-4825 / www.misoya.net

Instant Noodle Monitor Campaign

Ramen Planet

Ramen Planet, an online shopping website, selling cup-type and packaged instant noodles, Japanese snacks, seasonings and kitchenware, will provide free sample packs for those who want to try instant noodles. On the promise of sharing their experiences with the noodles via blogs or Youtube, the first 12 entrants who send emails to “info@ramenplanet.com” will receive a set of instant noodles specially selected for the monitor campaign. Entry deadline is Oct. 31.
www.ramenplanet.com
info@ramenplanet.com
Facebook RamenPlanet
Twitter @RamenPlanet

50% Off Special Hair-Care Service

Shinji 5th Ave Salon

Shinji 5th Ave Salon in Flatiron will offer a special autumn promotion from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. During this period, haircut, Prejume Perm and Linkage treatment Set will be offered for $125 (Reg. $250) for those who mention Chopsticks NY when making an appointment. Prejume Perm utilizes products of Milbon, the Japanese leading hair care brand, to make natural wavy hair and Linkage Treatment features Milbon’s 3-step treatment system that completes smooth, silky, shiny, strong, healthy, moisturized and pliable hair.
Location: 123 5th Ave., (bet. 19th & 20th Sts.), 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
TEL: 347-580-0606 / shinji.ny1013@gmail.com

10% Off Mobile Router For Travelers to Japan

Vision

In Japan, free Wi-Fi service is not as commonly available as in the U.S., and many travelers to the country often have trouble with that. Japanese high-speed Internet provider, Vision now offers reasonably priced mobile router rental service. Chopsticks NY readers will receive 10% off by entering a promotion code “MHS-110” when reserving online. With an advance application through their website, delivery all over Japan, scheduled delivery and airport pick-up become available.
www.wifi-hire.com
TEL: 81-50-5527-4908 (Japan)

20% Off Hair Coloring

Trois Peignes

Trois Peignes or “3 Combs” is a hair salon, conveniently located in the East Village, that offers everything from precision haircuts and perms to hair coloring and deep conditioning treatments. They are also equipped with an organic concept and health consciousness. From now until Oct. 31, they will be offering a special promotion, 20% off hair color. Take advantage of their expertise and allow them to provide you with a pleasant experience from beginning to end.
Location: 150 2nd Ave., (bet. 9th & 10th Sts.), New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-388-9942 / www.troispeignes.com

Shiatsu Massage & Herbal Sauna Package 50% Off

iDo Holistic Center

Throughout October, iDo Holistic Center that offers Japanese holistic therapy treatments in New York City’s Midtown area, will be offering a deluxe full body massage package designed to relieve stress and ease the body and mind for $86 (Reg. $175). The package includes a 30 minute, muscle-tension easing herbal sauna, a 65 minute full body shiatsu massage to target tough knots and areas of stress retention, and 5 minutes of stretching, followed with helpful at-home stretching advice from your therapist.
Location: 22 E. 49th St., (bet. Madison & 5th Aves.), 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10017
TEL: 212-599-5300 / www.idocenter.com

Free Consultation for Matchmaking in NYC FREE

MeetJapanLady.com (MJL)

Naoko Matsumoto, a certified personal matchmaker and relationship coach specializing in connecting professional men with Japanese women, is now offering free monthly matchmaking consultations in New York City. The October sessions are scheduled for the 18th and 19th. At the free consultation sessions, she will help you create your own profile for online registration on MeetJapanLady.com. Once registered, you can surf exclusive online information.
www.meetjapanlady.com/ny/
TEL: 443-470-5750

Up to $60 Off All Brands of Rice Cookers

Kitchenware Central

Kitchenware Central offers a well curated collection of handpicked premier kitchen goods and essential home appliances to customers across the East Coast. During the month of October, essential kitchen items including all brands of rice cookers will be up to $60 off. The knowledgeable owners of this one-stop shop will help guide each customer to find the perfect home solution. Free parking available.
Location: 1635 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024
TEL: 201-886-0003
www.kitchenwarecentral.com
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