Special Event

<i>j-CATION</i> - Taste Japan
SPECIAL EVENT

j-CATION - Taste Japan

Saturday, April 10, 2010 — 1 AM

Feast on everything Japan Society has to offer at j-CATION, a day-long event taking over Japan Society's theater, gallery, lounge, and classrooms.

Take your taste buds on a trip to Japan as the first-ever j-CATION digs into the theme of Japanese food.  Feast your eyes on Edible Cinema, drool over innovative bento box creations, and enjoy how-tos, tastings, and unexpected pairings of speakers throughout the day.  Authentic and unusual drinks and bites satisfy cravings of the curious.  The evening explodes into a feeding frenzy of music as the delicious sounds of Asobi Seksu deliver the main course.  D.J. AKI's mouthwatering, sweet beats rock j-CATION into the night.

Can’t make it to j-CATION? You can still enter the Virtual Bento Box Battle and show off your culinary creativity!

Suggested Donation:  $5

More ticketing information

Full Schedule (PDF)


STARTERS


SHORT & SWEET
Single-Serving Language Classes
1:15-6 PM
 
EYE CANDY
Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) Classes
2-5:30 PM
 
IT'S A WRAP
Furoshiki Workshops
1:30-4 PM
 
TEA TIME
Japanese Tea & Sweets 101
1-5 PM
 
FRESHLY DRAWN...
Manga Artist
Hiroki Otsuka

1-5 PM

MAIN DISHES


SAVORY SHOW
Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection
1-9 PM
 
EDIBLE CINEMA
Nippon Eiga Series
Flavor of Happiness

2008, 35mm, In Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Mitsuhiro Mihara. With Miki Nakatani, Tatsuya Fuji. © 2008 Flavor of Happiness Film Partners.
1:30-3:40 PM

CLASH OF THE FOODIES!
Live Game Show
With pop superstars Our Hit Parade, Queen of Squeeze Amazon Annie, host Kenji America
& many more!
4:30-5:20 PM


LUSCIOUS LECTURE

Table Talk
Featuring competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest fame.
6-6:45 PM
 

SONIC SENSATION

Asobi Seksu
The Delicious Sounds of the Brooklyn-Based Dream-Pop Band, with opening act by Me & Mars
9:30-11:30 PM

SIDES


j-LOUNGE
Chill out with authentic and unusual drinks at the cash bar
1 PM-1 AM
 
FOOD VENDORS
Snacks and treats will be available for purchase
1 PM-9 PM
 
VIRTUAL BENTO BOX BATTLE
Submit digital photos of your most innovative and adorable bento box creations through March 31, with all entries on view at j-CATION. Great Prizes!
 

DESSERT


PULSE & CHILL
Afterparty with DJ AKI
11:30 PM-1 AM
 

Ticketing Information

Due to limited capacities, programs held in our onsite theater and classrooms require tickets. Edible Cinema: Flavor of Happiness, Clash of the Foodies!: Live Game Show, Luscious Lecture: Table Talk and language, calligraphy and furoshiki class tickets will be released at Japan Society on Saturday, April 10th starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets for Sonic Sensation: Asobi Seksu will be released starting at 8:00 pm. All event admission is included in the $5.00 suggested donation. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket pick-up is limited to one (1) ticket per person per event. Seating is general and space is limited.

For more information, contact jcation@japansociety.org.

Photo credits: Language class © Satoru Ishikawa.  Utagawa Kuniyoshi, , 1851. Color woodblock print, 14 3/8 x 29 5/8 in. The British Museum, JA 1906.12-20.01339. Photo © Trustees of The British Museum.  Takeru Kobayashi © Koji Takanashi.

Corporate Leadership Support provided by Mitsubishi International Corporation and
Kikkoman Corporation.

      


Additional corporate support is provided by Deloitte, Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Additional funding is provided by generous individual supporters.

The screening of Flavor of Happiness (Shiawase no Kaori) is made possible through the generous support of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Drawing prize is provided by Continental Airlines.
Scavenger hunt and part of online Bento Box contest prizes are provided by MUJI U.S.A., LIMITED.
Part of online Bento Box contest prize is provided by Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Japan Society would like to thank the following for their generous in-kind contribution of time and products.
Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Choux Factory
East Japanese Restaurant
Dainobu U.S.A., Inc.
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Kiteya Soho New York
Kyotofu
Minamoto Kitchoan
Aya Ogawa
Oms/b

The Society would also like to acknowledge all the volunteers who helped to make j-cation possible.

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