If you have been in the dark about the Japanese culture events and happenings in Brooklyn, then I implore you take a trip to Williamsburg and north Brooklyn, but if in case you’re feeling lazy, let me help you out a little.
Events from June 24 – July 17
“FASCINATION” – Until June 26.
There’s a couple days left to check out the creative artwork style of Lisa Alisa in her exhibition “FASCINATION” at the Graphite art space in Williamsburg.
The solo exhibit features Alisa’s interest with life through “nature, animals, music, sound, human behavior, and interaction between different cultures.”
Japanese culture is one of the cultures which have impacted her style, and she said on the graphite website “I am impressed with the Japanese sense of composition and color. To me, it is perfect. It resembles the Japanese and their ability to work together, respect each other, be completely honest, and share and love everything.”
The exhibition will run until Sunday June 26, and here is Alisa’s website to learn more about her art.
Graphite art gallery is located on 38 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
MIMI & COCO – July 2 and July 7
Like autentic Japanese foods? Mimi and Coco are looking to serve up delicious Japanese treats to Brooklynites as they prepare to stop off at the weekly “Smorgasburg” Brooklyn flea market- New York’s Largest flea market- on July 2, and July 7.
Mimi and Coco is a female combo that takes Japanese cooking to the streets of New York City. The pair is the first Japanese food vendors to join over 100 chefs and sellers from a plethora of businesses at the East River Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th streets.
According to Chopsticks, a well established New York City Japanese magazine, the Japanese natives create uniquely topped sweet savory Teriyaki balls, made of “fried dough similar to takoyaki,” and stuffed with fillings such as country sausage, juicy shrimp, and organic potato.
Take a look at the picture of the treats on Mimi and Coco’s website.
Their schedule says that the pair won’t be back on the streets of Brooklyn until the end of the month at July 23, so don’t miss out on this oppournity.
“Colors” – July 6 – July 11
North Brooklyn is a region where many Japanese artist congregate, and that’s no joke. Here are a couple more upcoming events featuring Japanese artist at the Ouchi Gallery.
“Colors” by the artist and illustrator u-chora will be on display from Wednesday July 6, to Monday July 11.
July 7 will be the opening reception with a live painting and an event to celebrate Tanabata (an annual Japanese festival based on a traditional story of love between God’s daughter, Orihime, and a man named Hikoboshi).
Saitama born u-chora’s theme is to “express beauty of everyday life, and colors of human feelings through herself in canvas,” according to Ouchi Gallery.
“A process of the evolution” – July 12 -July 17
Shingo Ishida is another Japanese artist who is taking his talents to north Brooklyn.
From Tuesday July 12 to July 17, his work – “A process of the evolution”- will be on display at the Ouchi Gallery.
The collection is truly different work described as an “illustration, a picture, and a cartoon film live broadcast paint” on the Gallery’s website.
On the night of the opening reception on July 12, there will be a live painting.
The Ouchi Gallery is located at 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507, Brooklyn, NY11201