San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, cuisine, and tourism, announces that its 2014 program will spotlight unique features of Japanese culture from the last 100 years to the present. Delectable regional foods, technology exhibits, traditional arts and performances will aim to inspire greater understanding of Japan and travel to the country. The multi-day festival will take place at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall from March 6 – 8, 2014. japanweek.us
Japan Week brings New York City a Taisho-inspired café. The Taisho era was Japan's Jazz Age. it transfigured the Japanese character. New types arose, enter mobo and moga--modern boy and modern girl respectively. Mobo would be dressed in bell-bottom trousers, a floppy-tie, brightly-colored shirts and round-rimmed spectacles. Moga would give up her kimono in favor of "Western clothes" that accentuated her body. Guys grew out their hair, while girls cut it short. And where did they hang out? In the new European-style cafes, serving coffee, whisky, wine and hot sandwiches.
POP-UP BAR SCHEDULE:
March 6, 2014 11:00am - 11:00pm
March 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:00pm
March 8, 2014 10:00am - 7:00pm
We will be serving up to 15 sakes from different regions of Japan. Click here for the full listing:
Tickets are being sold for $35.00 per person. This ticket includes 5 sake tastings with one bar snack.
Meet our Sommeliers
Keita Akaboshi - National Sales Manager of Kuramoto US, Inc.
Hiromi Iuchi - Vice President of Kuramoto US, Inc.
Chris Johnson - The Sake Ninja
Toshi Koizumi - Owner of Wasan
Chizuko Niikawa-Helton - President of Sake Discoveries, LLC
Timothy Sullivan - Founder of UrbanSake.com
About Japan Week:
Founded in 2012, Japan Week is a promotional tourism event aiming to encourage travel to Japan. It is a cooperative effort between the Japan Tourism Agency, diverse businesses, and local Japanese governments. The multi-dimensional event is open to the general public and promotes Japanese tourism through culture, food and beverages. For more information about Japan Week, please visit our website, www.japanweek.us, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow us on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY. For more information about travel to Japan, please visit www.japantravelinfo.com.