J-COLLABO held two Winter Festivals for Artists from Japan & NY and Kids in Park slope.
The audiences enjoyed uniquely constructed a multi disciplinary art showcase or games at J-Collabo’s 3500 square feet with seatings on three sides experimental space, J-LABO Brooklyn.
Original Performance and Art Showcase by Artists from Japan & NY
Rio Koike (Magician/Comedian)
Maki Kitahara & Makoto Saito (Contemporary Dance)
Yuki Kawahisa (Dance-Monologue)
Chiyo Abe/Fujisankei Communications International, Inc. (Reading)
Seiren Aoi (Calligraphy Artist)
Jeremy Hoare / Kyoto Photo Gallery
Presentation by Kyoto “MIYABI” products
AMAZAKE Workshop by MKB/MYKITCHEN IN BROOKLYN
Kanami Chocolate with Ippodo NY
J-COLLABO KIDS FETIVAL presented by Bit’z kids
We are happy to announce it’s first Kids Festival, presented in collaboration with Bit’z Kids(), the popular Japanese children’s clothing brand both in Japan and here in NY.
On Saturday, December 13th, we hosted a day long festival featuring performances, toys, treats and art workshops, all designed to entertain not only children but adults while introducing them to Japanese culture.
Bit’z Kids also offered giveaways of its children’s clothing on the day of the festival.
Kendama* Show by Takahiro Sato
Balloon Show by Robert Moy
Samurai Show by Yoshi Amao and Saori Goda
Puppet Show demonstration by Donovan Hall (Puppet Works)
Origami and Holiday Card Making by Alison Reisel and Sachi Shimoda
Photo Shooting by Kanna Sasa Photography
Kid’s Amazake** by Mykitchen in Brooklyn
Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy consisting of a ken (sword) and tama (ball) connected by a string. The ken has three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball. Basic kendama tricks consist of catching the ball in the cups and on the spike, however a huge variety of kendama tricks can be performed by juggling the ball between the cups, balancing it in various positions on the ken, balancing the ken on the ball and juggling the kendama.
Amazake is a traditional sweet, low- or non-alcohol (depending on recipes) Japanese drink made from fermented rice. Amazake dates from 250 AD and it is mentioned in The Chronicles of Japan, the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. It is part of the family of traditional Japanese foods made using koji and the koji mold that includes miso, soy sauce, and sake. Amazake is believed to be very nutritious, can be used as baby food, a dessert, snack, natural sweetening, dressing, smoothie and more.