March 10, 2013
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For New Yorkers interested in Japanese language and culture, the Japan Society is a remarkable resource. Events here embrace many spheres of human activity: politics, finance, food (I even noticed a talk on the power of miso!), music, and more.
The facilities are lovely, and in the Toyota Language Center, where I visited a couple of classes, I found the instructor and administrators congenial and helpful. The students, too.
A side note: in their bathrooms, I couldn’t help noticing that the toilets were way more advanced than at the usual American cultural institutions, offering “rear cleansing,” both gentle and standard, “front cleansing,” and dryer functions.
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017