Gyu-Kaku Graduation Special


Fans of grilled meat and graduates now have something to celebrate together! JASGP Restaurant Member Gyu-Kaku Philadelphia is holding a Graduation Special from Tuesday, May 10 to Thursday, June 23. Proud parents, bring your children; graduates, bring your classmates! This one-person deal costs $19.99 and comes with fried chicken karaage, salad, sukiyaki bibimbap, and toro beef, plus a drink. It makes us wish we were students all over again! … Continue reading →

Lady Snowblood at International House

Lady Snowblood

This Saturday, International House Philadelphia will be showing screenings of classic vengeance films Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood 2. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the links below. Lady Snowblood Saturday, May 14th at 5:00pm Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the unfortunate victims … Continue reading →

Celebrate Mother’s Day Gyu-kaku Style


Mother’s Day is this weekend! Both Japan and the US celebrate Mother’s Day in pretty similar ways—flowers being one of the common gifts. But you know what is better than flowers? Japanese-style BBQ! JASGP member Gyu-kaku Philadelphia is offering a special deal for Philly’s moms! If you have been to Gyu-kaku Philadelphia, you will be excited to know about their Mother’s Day special this Sunday, May 8th. The restaurant opens early, at 11 am, and moms get a choice of a free appetizer or dessert, plus a spring flower! If … Continue reading →

Yukata-Making Workshop


Let’s make a Yukata-kimono and go out! with Kimono Wasaishi Artisan, Rumi Hirayama Do you love Japanese kimono? Would you like to make your own yukata cotton kimono, learn how to properly wear one, or see a master Japanese sewing demonstration?  Here’s a great chance! Kimono artisan, Mrs. Rumi Hirayama, a wasaishi master of over 30 years, is coming to Philadelphia and presenting 4 opportunities for you. (1) 4 Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop* •    Day 4 includes a yukata dressing lesson •    Fees: $500, Shofuso members $475 (not including … Continue reading →