Preview: Nihongo Chat + J Culture with Ikebana Demonstration at the Japan Society

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Date(s) - 10/27/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Japan Society


Cover image: © Ikenobo Ikebana Society New York City Chapter

What’s up?  This Nihongo Chat + J-Culture event will feature a special presentation of Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging. After the presentation, the regular Nihongo Chat program will resume.

Damage? Admission: $5 cash,  free for university students with valid I.D. (refreshments provided)

RSVP to or to 212-715-1293.

Japan Society events include: Okinawa Reception
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Why you should go. For the proficient, novice dabbler or beginner, this is a great way to learn some Japanese and meet new people. Regardless of speaking ability, all levels, especially beginners, are welcome. So grab a refreshment, mingle and learn some Japanese the fun way.

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Meeting new faces at the Japan Society © WhereNYC

Useful tips:

  • or to 212-715-1293.
  • Attire? Casual or business? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus. Hand them facing your partner with two hands of course. ^^
  • Coat check/ cloak room is limited so travel lightly
  • Bring friends or go it alone. It’s $5 with refreshments.
  • Fancy a drink or bite to eat in the area?
    1. Aburiya Kinnosuke $$  213 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017  -Very classy, great menu, upscale izakaya
    2. Gyu-Kaku Midtown $$ 805 3rd Ave by 50th St. 2nd fl, New York, NY 10022 .  – Japanese barbecue, Smart, sophisticated, good service. Happy hour from 5-6pm with half-priced drafts.
    3. Hidechan Ramen $$  248 E 52nd St (2nd Ave), New York, NY 10022. 2nd Fl.   – You can pick the size of your noodle and opt for kaedama, or supplementary noodle portion
    4. Momosan Ramen $$ 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 – Morimoto’s latest New York venture – the spicy tan-tan men tempered with coconut milk is a revelation of pure deliciousness.
    5. Sir Harry’s at the Waldorf Astoria $$ Park or Lexington entrances between 49th and 50th St – Quiet classic, old-school hotel bar boozer. There are three other bar options at the Waldorf.
    6. Riki $141 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (Lex and 3rd)    – Izakaya inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Non-tipping establishment.
    7. Sakagura $$211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017  (next to Soba Totto) –  Tucked below in an office building, but has most extensive sake menu and good food
    8. Soba Totto $$ 211 E 43rd St A, New York, NY 10017 (next to Sakagura)   – A personal favorite. Classy, fantastic intimate sake bar and restaurant, a great find
    9. Udon West$ 46th St between Lexington and 3rd Ave.  – You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service
    10. Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel $$- 50th and Lexington. –  Dark, wooden, comfortable and great selection.