Opening Reception at Sato Sakura Gallery

Ronin Gallery and Sato Sakura Gallery will come together this November to transcend time and medium in the collaborative exhibition Sakura: An Enduring Tradition. Ronin Gallery will present a collection of 18th – 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints that depict cherry blossoms, while Sato Sakura will evoke the blooms of our modern world through contemporary Nihonga paintings….

Interview: European Obi Artist

Japanese kimono and obi are widely regarded as cultural icons of Japan, and the related arts and traditional crafts associated with them are most often found only in Japan. The kimono has declined in the past several decades, and the industry is struggling. However, there is a push to save the kimono, which includes the…

Onigiri Party!

“Join us at the Samuel Ullman Museum and learn how to make onigiri (おにぎり)�! You’ll make various types of Japanese rice balls, learn about Japanese culture, and meet some new friends in the process. This event benefits TABLE FOR TWO USA’s #Onigiri Action Campaign! Each photo of a rice ball posted to their website will provide five…

Sake 101 – Japanese Sake Tasting and Cheese Pairing Program

“Delve into the world of Japanese sake and explore the flavorful partnership of sake and cheese! Enjoy this unique program introducing the qualities of Japanese sake, presented by Paul Tanguay, accredited sake sommelier based in New York City. Two sessions, hosted by the Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO…

Chicago Japan Matsuri 2018

The first ever annual Chicago Japanese Matsuri was hosted this past weekend in Newcity, Chicago. Highlights of this Festival include various stage performances of traditional Japanese arts, martial arts demonstrations, shopping, and of course a lot of great food prepared by some of Chicago’s finest Japanese restaurants.  The shopping experience was varied and ranged from…