Tsukasa Taiko returns to Chicago Park

Tsukasa Taiko returns to Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks 2021 *In-person public, outdoor performances with safety protocols. Check out taikolegacy.com for the full schedule of our performance dates. Keep an eye out for our upcoming email + social media announcement for our next Park District show! More information about Night Out in the Parks. Celebrate…

The Shamisen in Japanese Art and Music

The Shamisen in Japanese Art and MusicFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Virtual Presentation Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET)Register Here Curator Kit Brooks with Tatsu Aoki (Toyoaki Sanjuro), Kioto Aoki, Miyumi Aoki, and special guests Chizuru Kineya and Nobuto Yamanaka Follow one of…

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne Indiana is back, and this ever growing festival promises to offer even more entertainment and activities! This Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the largest in the Midwest, and is the largest in the tri-state region of Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. From cosplay to kimono the festival crowd typically enjoys…

Columbus Kimono at Ohayocon 2020

The Good Morning Convention is just around the corner! This year’s theme is Roaring 20’s and for the kimono fan that can only mean one thing.. Taisho! Long sleeves, lush yuzen, fantastic meisen. If you’re in the Columbus area next weekend (January 10-12 2020) join us for the Kimono of the 20’s; Taisho panel on…

The Many Seasons Of The Portland Japanese Garden

Scattered throughout much of America are a handful of Japanese Gardens that will whisk you away into a world if finely cultivated landscapes and botanical displays. Though located outside of Japan, many of these gardens were expertly create by Japanese artists from many different disciplines: bamboo fence making, stone carding, bridge building, bonsai cultivate, and…