The Kanagawa Prefectural Government has partnered with the Japan Society in New York City to introduce some of the prefecture’s best features through a series of three events in January, giving attendees a taste of what truly makes the prefecture special.

 

Kanagawa Prefecture is located against the coast of Japan, just south of Tokyo, and Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo, is the prefecture’s capital city. In addition to all of Yokohama’s tourist attractions, if you ever take a day trip outside Tokyo to visit some more verdant and natural areas, chances are great that you’ll be traveling to Kanagawa Prefecture. But this beautiful area has far more in store for interested travelers than can fit into a single day trip. Come join experts and residents of Kanagawa with the Japan Society to learn more about this special area’s culture!

Get to Know Kanagawa: Hot Springs, Zen & the Great Wave

TALK & TASTING

Thursday, January 23, 6:30 PM​

An introductory talk into some of the wonders of this prefecture by experts, followed by a tasting reception featuring maguro donburi (tuna rice bowl) from Misaki port and sake from Kanagawa.

All guests will receive a Bokksu set, an assortments of snacks from Kanagawa called “New Year in Kanagawa” and a sensu (folding fan) from Kamakura Shirts.

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Japanese Self-Care: Me-byo

TALK

Monday, January 27, 5:00 PM

At this talk, experts will explain how to follow the principles of self care and lead a healthy lifestyle while addressing stress before it occurs through me-byo, the Japanese concept of “preventative care.”

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Kamakura Zen: A Samurai Legacy

TALK

Monday, January 27, 6:30 PM

At this program, the head priest of Jochi-ji Temple, and the Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University will illuminate the unique history and culture of Zen Buddhism in Kamakura.

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