Sunday, April 11, 2010

J-Cation Taste Japan 04-10-2010


Location: Japan Society, 333 East 47th St.
Time: 6pm
People: A lot of people

Feelings: JLam from MeSoHungry told me about the Japan food festival at Japan Society that was happening all day from 1pm to 1am. With a suggested donation of $5, you could experience various events such as a lecture with a competitive eater, Takeru Kobayashi to a Asobi Seksu's live show. There was a long line outside of Japan Society, proving that these Japan cultural related events have become quite popular in the city. I can't imagine how crowded Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden or Japan Day at Central Park will be this year. It is nice to see that Japanese culture has become mainstream culture.

At 6pm, there were not many food vendors as we expected. In fact, there were only two or three: creme puffs from Choux Factory and some Kushi and Takoyaki vendor. So much for Japan food festival. Disappointed, we walked around and found ourselves at the fascinating exhibition of ukiyo-e by Utagawa Kuniyoshi instead.

I wish they had more food related vendors, but Japan Society is a lovely spot to stop by. I had always thought Japan Society to be a bit of intimidating place, but this J-Cation gave me a warm introduction to this organization.

2 comments:

thoughtfulplate said...

I missed out this event, but I think most of the food vendors were available in the afternoon instead.

I love van Gogh, who was also inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e.

I went to the sakura matsuri at the Botanical Garden last year. Crazy crowded with lots of family and kids. I still enjoy Kyoto's sakura the best. :) Happy Monday!

Yosh O. said...

Ahh I miss sakura in Kyoto