Profs & Pints DC: Haunted Landscapes of Middle-Earth

September 25, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Haunted Landscapes of Middle-Earth,” on J.R.R. Tolkien’s use of horror, with Peter Grybauskas, who has written extensively on Tolkien and teaches courses on him at […]

Profs & Pints DC: Japanese Ghosts and Goblins

October 10, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Japanese Ghosts and Goblins,” a spooky evening of spirit introduction, with Michele M. Mason, associate professor of Japanese cultural studies at the University of Maryland, […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival Returns ‘Live’ with Grand Opening Ceremony (photos)

March 21, 2022

The 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off in splendid fashion with its traditional opening ceremony before a full house at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. on Sunday, March […]

Costumed Anime Fans Flock to Otakon (photos)

July 29, 2019

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event, which began with a collection of 350 anime fans at the Days Inn Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, in 1994.

Community Weekend

June 3, 2019

Celebrating “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” June 22, 5:00–8:00 June 23, 11:00–5:00 East Building Explore Japanese culture and animals in Japanese art with activities for all ages! • […]

Festival Concludes with the National Cherry Blossom Parade (photos)

April 15, 2019

Gray skies gave way to sunshine and warmth just in time as the District’s celebration of Spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, concluded on Saturday, April 13, as marching bands, […]

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting in D.C. (photos)

April 8, 2019

Given in 1954 by the governor of Tokyo, the lantern is the oldest freestanding man-made stone structure in Washington that is not in a museum.

Music, Juggling at Cherry Blossom Festival Kickoff (photos)

March 25, 2019

The cast members of the show “‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ The Super Live,” based on one of the most popular manga (Japanese graphic novels) of all time, made their North American debut.

Celebrating Asian Pop Culture at Otakon (photos)

August 13, 2018

After 18 years in Baltimore, having outgrown the facilities there, the annual three-day convention celebrating Japanese and East Asian pop culture arrived in the District just a year ago, when 25,000 attended.

The Auction Block April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

Sotheby’s Timurid Mihrab Panel, Central Asia/Persia, 14th–15thc. Estimate: $110,000 – $165,000 Auction Date: April 25 (London) Part of the Arts of the Islamic Worlds sale at Sotheby’s, these tiles were […]