Archive for February, 2013

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/22/215-227-kodo-incense-tenri-cultural-institute/"></div>Exhibition Date: February 15th – 27th, 2013 Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm (Mon-Thu) 10:00am to 3:00pm (Sat) *closed on Fri, Sun Venue: Tenri Cultural Institute (43A West 13th Street, New York) Kodo Demonstration, Workshop, and Gallery Talk: February  26th at 2:00pm Kōdō is the Japanese art of appreciating incense, and involves using incense within a structure of codified conduct. Kōdō includes all aspects of the incense process, from the tools – which, much like tools of the tea ceremony, are valued as high art – to activities such the incense-comparing games kumikō and genjikō. http://www.kodo-miyabi.org/psj/psj_index.html Kodo Flyer<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/22/215-227-kodo-incense-tenri-cultural-institute/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/15-2/27) Kodo (Incense) @ Tenri Cultural Institute

    Exhibition Date: February 15th – 27th, 2013 Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm (Mon-Thu) 10:00am to 3:00pm (Sat) *closed on Fri, Sun Venue: Tenri Cultural Institute (43A West 13th Street, New York) Kodo Demonstration, Workshop, and Gallery Talk: February  26th at 2:00pm Kōdō is the Japanese art of appreciating incense, and involves using incense within a structure of codified conduct. Kōdō includes all aspects of the incense process, from the tools – which, much like tools of the tea ceremony, are valued as high art – to activities such the incense-comparing games kumikō and genjikō. http://www.kodo-miyabi.org/psj/psj_index.html Kodo Flyer

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/22/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-spring-2013/"></div>As we slide into spring, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. (Scribes are also encouraged to join the JET Alumni Writers group on LinkedIn.) Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). And if you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world with a story idea of your own, let us know! See below for our spring 2013 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/22/jq-magazine-seeks-writers-spring-2013/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine Seeks Writers for Spring 2013!

    As we slide into spring, JETAA New York’s JQ magazine continues to provide content with an ever-expanding array of articles, interviews and features (see our recent stories here). We’re now looking for new writers, including recent returnees and JET vets, from all JETAA chapters worldwide for posting stories via our host at the global JET alumni resource site JETwit.com. (Scribes are also encouraged to join the JET Alumni Writers group on LinkedIn.) Below are story ideas grouped by JET participants and alumni (JET World) and those more on Japanese culture (Japan World). And if you’re a JET or JETWit contributor from anywhere in the world with a story idea of your own, let us know! See below for our spring 2013 ideas pitch package, and contact JQ […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/16/jq-magazine-book-review-yoko-ono-collector-skies/"></div>By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Rashaad worked at four elementary schools and three junior high schools on JET, and taught a weekly conversion class in Haguro (his village) to adults. He completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2010, and was also a member of a taiko group in Haguro. “Everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” That line—uttered by the most famous of her three husbands—could accurately sum up Yoko Ono for a long time. But that shouldn’t be the case. Fortunately, thanks to a new book co-written by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky, readers have insight into this remarkable woman’s life. Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies—so titled because Ono has always looked to the sky for inspiration—delves into […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/16/jq-magazine-book-review-yoko-ono-collector-skies/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: Book Review – ‘Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies’

    By Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata-ken, 2008-2010) for JQ magazine. Rashaad worked at four elementary schools and three junior high schools on JET, and taught a weekly conversion class in Haguro (his village) to adults. He completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2010, and was also a member of a taiko group in Haguro. “Everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” That line—uttered by the most famous of her three husbands—could accurately sum up Yoko Ono for a long time. But that shouldn’t be the case. Fortunately, thanks to a new book co-written by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky, readers have insight into this remarkable woman’s life. Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies—so titled because Ono has always looked to the sky for inspiration—delves into […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/10/jq-magazine-jqa-bruce-feiler-the-secrets-happy-families/"></div>By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. New York Times bestselling author and columnist Bruce Feiler (Tochigi-ken, 1987-88) has written a range of books dealing with topics as varied as life in Japan (depicted in 1991’s Learning to Bow), religion, and his own diagnosis with cancer. His latest book, The Secrets of Happy Families, is a playbook for today’s family with tips and advice for increasing overall happiness and strengthening the family unit. Unlike other family-related books, Feiler does not advocate one particular method or philosophy over another; rather, he has done a thorough investigation of what happy families have in common and offers readers a slice of the pie. In this […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/10/jq-magazine-jqa-bruce-feiler-the-secrets-happy-families/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Bruce Feiler on ‘The Secrets of Happy Families’

    By Sharona Moskowitz (Fukuoka-ken, 2000-01) for JQ magazine. Sharona is interested in fresh, new voices in fiction and creative nonfiction. New York Times bestselling author and columnist Bruce Feiler (Tochigi-ken, 1987-88) has written a range of books dealing with topics as varied as life in Japan (depicted in 1991’s Learning to Bow), religion, and his own diagnosis with cancer. His latest book, The Secrets of Happy Families, is a playbook for today’s family with tips and advice for increasing overall happiness and strengthening the family unit. Unlike other family-related books, Feiler does not advocate one particular method or philosophy over another; rather, he has done a thorough investigation of what happy families have in common and offers readers a slice of the pie. In this […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/05/213-jetaany-shinnenkai/"></div>Let’s gather together and celebrate 2013! Do you have ideas for events this year or want to learn how to get involved then please join us for a Shabu Shabu dinner.  This is a member only event! Shabu Shabu 70 Date: Wednesday February 13th at 7pm Location: 314 East 70th street (btw. 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY Dinner: Shabu Shabu (chicken & beef) Price: $20 (drinks not included) Very limited seating at this event so pay now to secure your spot. SOLD OUT Contact Monica at (president [at] jetaany.org) to get on the wait list.   Let your friends know you are going on Facebook People with dietary restrictions must alert us 3 days in advance.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2013/02/05/213-jetaany-shinnenkai/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/13) JETAANY Shinnenkai – SOLD OUT

    Let’s gather together and celebrate 2013! Do you have ideas for events this year or want to learn how to get involved then please join us for a Shabu Shabu dinner.  This is a member only event! Shabu Shabu 70 Date: Wednesday February 13th at 7pm Location: 314 East 70th street (btw. 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY Dinner: Shabu Shabu (chicken & beef) Price: $20 (drinks not included) Very limited seating at this event so pay now to secure your spot. SOLD OUT Contact Monica at (president [at] jetaany.org) to get on the wait list.   Let your friends know you are going on Facebook People with dietary restrictions must alert us 3 days in advance.

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