Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century 2nd Edition

March 26, 2016

I met this great book “Kimono, Vanishing Tradition” through my friend who is a great textile artist and introducing some pieces of her work in this book.

Japanese traditional clothes/dress “Kimono” is now getting popular along with other Japanese traditional culture.  Nowadays, there are so many sources to get information online however, some of them are very stereotyped and/or, not really helpful.

This book provides an overview of various traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art and home décor inspired by kimono from contemporary artists.  Very end of the book, there are glossaries so readers can fully understand words.

I recommend this book for anyone who are interested in fashion, textile, designs, colors and patterns.

The book is available on Amazon.  Just click the link in below.  Now, available in special price!

http://www.amazon.com/Kimono-Vanishing-Tradition-Japanese-Textiles/dp/0764350501

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TOGETHER FOR 311 ~TOGETHER FOR 3.11 MEMORIAL FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS~

March 10, 2016

March 6, 2016 in Manhattan NY.

東日本大震災から5年の月日が経ち、ここニューヨークでは震災のことを耳にすることも少なくなってきています。そのような中、AK Akemi Kakihara (TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Executive Director, Fellowship for Japan)は毎年3月11日が近づくと、{ニューヨークいいる私たちもずっと心を寄せて応援しています}、とメッセージを発信する式典をオーガナイズされています。震災から5年たった今でもこうして私たちが集まり、現在の被災地の様子を少しでも知ることができたり少しでも寄付やメッセージを送ることができるのもこういったイベントを続けてくださる方々がいるからこそです。

日本語ちゃんねるはこのイベントが始めて開催された年から毎年、賛同団体として参加させていただいております。年々参加者の数は減少しているにもかかわらず、今回は430人の来場、また$5,200の寄付が集まったそうです。

こういったイベントを継続していくことは容易ではありませんが、続けていくことに意味があると思います。できる限り協力をさせていただきたいと思いますので少しでも被災地の方々が元気になるようこれからもがんばっていきましょう。

代表のAK Akemi Kakiharaさんをはじめ、スタッフの方々、大変お疲れ様でした。

 

There was a ceremony for the TSUNAMI victims in Japan.  This ceremony is organized by AK Akemi Kakihara (TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Executive Director, Fellowship for Japan) every year around this time.

It’s been 5 years since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit North East of Japan.  There are so many victims in need of help / support.  This year, 430 people participated to the event and raised $5,200 donation.  We will keep sending our message “We are with you” to the victims through this ceremony…

 

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https://www.facebook.com/TOGETHERFOR311/timeline?ref=page_internal

 

 

Book Signing Event ~恥 Ballad Of A Bachelor An International Love Story~

October 11, 2015

翻訳を手掛けていたAaron D. Lynah著の

「恥 Ballad Of A Bachelor An International Love Story」

の完成を記念して、リリースパーティーおよびサイン会を行います。

元々彼の本を読み、是非日本語版も出版すべきと思い打診したところ

私に翻訳という大役を任せてくれ、このプロジェクトに携わる機会を与えてくれたAaronに感謝しています。

また友人で私の翻訳の校正を引き受けてくれたNaomiさんにも感謝しています。

個人的にも思い入れのあるこのプロジェクト。11/8(日)のイベントが今から非常に楽しみです。

どなたでもご参加いただけます。お気軽にお立ち寄りください。

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Sunday, 11/8/2015

3 pm – 5 pm

@

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3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

(B, D, 6 Train to Broadway – Lafayette)

ニューヨーカーのアーロンがふとしたきっかけで日本で英語講師をすることに。そんなアーロンが異国の地、日本で経験した面白おかしな、そして心にしみる恋愛ストーリー。

アマゾンにて絶賛発売中。

Finally having a small release party for Aaron D. Lynah’s first book, recently available in both English & Japanese!
Come down and celebrate divorce!
Naturally, those happily married and taken are also more than welcome as well 🙂

Books are available here!

English (eBook)
http://www.amazon.com/Ballad-Bachelor-International-Story-ebook/dp/B00LXEQLL4

English (paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Ballad-Bachelor-International-Love-Story/dp/1500432156/

Japanese (paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Haji-Japanese-Aaron-D-Lynah/dp/1511771283/

CHAWAN-SHOW /茶碗展+Bowl by Makiko Hanafusa

November 25, 2014

Japanese ceramic artist Makiko Hanafusa will have her own show at Miya Shoji.

Details are in below…

” Mostly Bowls Show “ 

MIYA SHOJI & INTERIOR

Address : 226 West 18th ST (bet 7 & & 8 TH Ave.)
Date,Time: December 13th and 14th,  11:30 AM – 6:00 PM10420000_733678833392677_8992672891803886606_n

恥 Ballad Of A Bachelor: An International Love Story by Aaron D. Lynah

September 10, 2014

Highly recommend to read this funny but touchy love story!

Available at Amazon Japanese version is coming soon!

ニューヨーカーのアーロンがふとしたきっかけで日本で英語講師をすることに。そんなアーロンが異国の地、日本で経験した面白おかしな、そして心にしみる恋愛ストーリー。

アマゾンにて絶賛発売中。日本語版も近日出版予定。

http://www.amazon.com/Ballad-Of-Bachelor-International-Story/dp/1500432156/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410400752&sr=8-1&keywords=Aaron+D.+Lynah

download

Love, in all of its forms is a truly powerful thing. Not for Aaron. Aaron is a bachelor from New York who travels to Japan on a whim in search of nothing but finds everything. From the sexiness of Tokyo to the beauty of simplicity, Aaron falls in love with not only the country but most of all a special woman. Aaron finds a love that quickly blossoms but seems to wither even faster. As a once questionably romantic love transitions to spite, Aaron fights to understand love, marriage, women, and whether or not it’s all worth it.

 

Japan Art Matsuri ジャパンアート祭

November 5, 2012

今週末、イーストビレッジにて行われるジャパンアート祭にて、日本語ちゃんねるはオリジナルクラフト・ジュエリーを販売いたします。今回特別価格にてご提供いたします。数に限りがございますのでお早めにお越し下さい。

NIHONGOchannel.com will be selling original crafts/jewelry at Japan Art Matsuri this weekend.

Items are limited in special price, please come by.

http://japanesenetwork.org/en/jam

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Japan Premium Beef (和牛)

September 21, 2012

今日、ブランチの後NOHOをぶらぶらしていたらこんなお店を見つけました。

NYに和牛専門店があったなんて知りませんでした。

日本でもなかなか和牛には手を出せませんでしたが、たまには自分へのご褒美で買ってみようかな、と思います。

皆さんもよかったら行って見て下さい。

 

http://japanpremiambeef.jimdo.com/

 

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Great picture of Japanese emperor & empress

April 16, 2012

I just found this beautiful picture of Japanese emperor Akihito and empress Michiko.

They are amazing and such a lovable couple in Japan!

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Great reception last night!

March 17, 2012

Thank you for coming to the Japanese Fan Exhibition reception last night.

There was a great song performance by Keiko & Naomi.  They sang Japanese/English songs related to the Fan’s theme.  People enjoyed their beautiful songs and new collection of Fans.

There will be Fan sale on Monday 19th, 5pm-7pm.  You can see more variety of collection include antique fans. There sill be Fan making workshop followed by the Fan sale.  

RSVP to  info@fan.vg

Please mention “nihongo channel” when you purchase or RSVP.

Hope to see you on Monday!

 

Japanese Antique Fan Sale

March 19th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, N.Y.
43A West 13th Street (Btw 5th & 6th) New York, N.Y. 10011

 

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TOGETHER FOR 3.11

March 9, 2012

TOGETHER FOR 3.11…is the FIRST ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS.  

Please come and join us to pray for the victims of the Japan disaster happened March 11th 2011.

NIHONGOchannel.com supporting this event.  Hope to see you there tomorrow…

 

TOGETHER FOR 3.11 First Anniversary Memorial


DATE: Saturday March 10th, 2012 (March 11th in Japan)
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Memorial Ceremony: 5:45PM – 6:45PM
Doors Close: 8:00PM

PLACE: First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street at Central Park West
New York, N.Y. 10023
Closest Subway: 1, 2 @66 St (Lincoln Center) A, B, C @72St

Admission is free (donations for Japan Relief will be accepted)
100% Profit will be used to support Relief in Northeastern Japan’s affected areas.