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    • Annual Sake Tasting: Pairing Sake with Food
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      Annual Sake Tasting: Pairing Sake with Food

      Thursday, June 12, 6:30 PM

      Japan Society’s annual sake tasting event returns for another year with sake expert John Gauntner speaking on paring sake with food. Taste over 30 types of premium sake that cover the range from standard junmai-shu all the way up to the premium daiginjo classification.
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      Laudable Landscapes: Famous Places and the Japanese Tradition of Cultural Geography

      Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 PM

      In this lecture, Professor Robert Goree, Instructor of Japanese Literature at Boston University, explores famous places in landscapes featured in works in the exhibition Points of Departure.
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    • Drink, Cook, Eat: A Modern Take on the Love of Matcha
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      Drink, Cook, Eat: A Modern Take on the Love of Matcha

      Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 PM

      Well known for its use in Japanese tea ceremonies, powdered green tea called matcha has a unique and rich flavor profile, which has become a sought-after ingredient for use in baking, cooking, and even mixed drinks. This lecture explores the history of matcha along with its traditional and modern uses.
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    • From Brooklyn to Hokkaido: Stewart Culin & the Formation of the Japanese Art Collection at Brooklyn Museum
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      From Brooklyn to Hokkaido: Stewart Culin & the Formation of the Japanese Art Collection at Brooklyn Museum

      Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 PM

      Dr. Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum, explores Brooklyn Museum curator Stewart Culin’s adventures in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hokkaido, and how many of the objects in the Japan Society exhibition came into the museum’s collection. Start Video
    • Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture?
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      Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture?

      Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM

      Japan's playful and avant-garde take on Victorian-era clothing, known as Lolita, has created a vibrant fashion subculture that started on the streets of Harajuku and overseas. Performance artist Gwynn Galitzer and former Kawaii Ambassador Misako Aoki offer a playful and insightful look into the origins and future of Lolita fashion and its surrounding subculture. Start Video
    • Gluten-Free Sweets with a Japanese Twist
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      Gluten-Free Sweets with a Japanese Twist

      Wednesday, December 11, 2013

      Laune Kohnke, gluten-free cookbook author, discusses the benefits of gluten-free desserts. Nicole Bermensolo, founder of Kyotofu, will demonstrate how you can use traditional Japanese ingredients such as green tea and miso in your own gluten-free sweets. The event will be followed by a tasting reception provided by Kyotofu. Start Video
    • The Delights of Craft Beer & Japanese Cuisine
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      The Delights of Craft Beer & Japanese Cuisine

      Thursday, September 12, 2013

      Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, author of The Brewmaster's Table and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, speaks on the appeal of Japanese craft beers and brewing methods, which produce beers that pair well with Japanese cuisine. Followed by a tasting of Japanese craft beers and beers influenced by Japanese cuisine. Start Video
    • Annual Sake Tasting <br /> Ginjo-shu: Its Significance & History
      LECTURE

      Annual Sake Tasting
      Ginjo-shu: Its Significance & History

      Thursday, May 16, 2013

      At Japan Society's annual sake tasting event, sake expert John Gauntner explores ginjo-shu and discusses what distinguishes it from regular sake, how it is made, and its history and tradition. The lecture will be followed by a tasting reception with more than 30 kinds of premium sake. Start Video
    • The Power of Miso
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      The Power of Miso

      Thursday, February 21, 2013

      Dr. Lawrence Kushi, internationally recognized for his expertise in nutritional epidemiology, discusses the health benefits of miso as Chef Edwin Bellanco demonstrates new and innovative usages of the traditional Japanese seasoning. Start Video
    • How to Create Your Own Humanoid: Robot Science Made in Japan
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      How to Create Your Own Humanoid: Robot Science Made in Japan

      Tuesday, February 5, 2013

      Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Lab at Osaka University, lectures on his current humanoid and telenoid research. Start Video

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