|Takumi Japan will exhibit at NYC’s Japan Week, March 6-8|
Sushi, sake, and ramen aficionados will surely indulge in New York’s Japanese restaurant week, which runs through March 16. But for New Yorkers intrigued by Japan’s art, design, tourism, and cuisine, celebrate Japanese culture during the Third Annual Japan Week at Grand Central Station beginning Thursday. Watch live demonstrations and performances, browse exhibits, sample delicious Asian food, and witness Japan’s creative community at work.
The third annual festival will pay tribute to Japan from the past 100 years to the present day. To celebrate Tokyo’s centennial, step back in time and experience the country of the past through Japan Week’s digital showcase. Visit a Japanese cafe for a taste of food from the early 1900s. Enter a contest for a shot at winning a round trip airline ticket to Japan.
Stop by Takumi Japan’s exhibit –– an initiative that focuses on Japan’s small business community –– and observe the precise work of Japanese craftsmen. You’ll appreciate the tradition and skill involved in creating and fabricating these unique collectibles like the “Musubi,” a contemporary floral vase constructed of aluminum and often given as a wedding gift in Japan.
|Musubi is a favorite wedding gift in Japan.|
From fine textiles to fashionable accessories, tech gadgets to tabletop and kitchenware, Takumi, which translates to “artisan” in Japanese, offers a diverse selection of locally crafted items, some of which will be on display at Japan Week.
Tempt your creative side as well as your taste buds. In addition to both functional and decorative pieces, Takumi also sells essential ingredients like miso, udon, wasabi, and Yakisoba, among others, all of which are widely used by home cooks and professional chefs in Japanese-style recipes.
Even though a trip to Japan might not be possible in the near future, you can experience the time-honored tradition of this fascinating country with arts and crafts, gadgets, cuisine, and the people behind all of it, right here in midtown Manhattan. Japan Week is a not-to-miss event!
Grand Central Station
March 6 – 8
10 a.m. – 11 p.m. March 6 & 7
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. March 8
This post was sponsored by Takumi Japan.