March 13, 2017


What: Hanakoryu is one of the Ikebana schools in japan,and has traditional styles of flower arrangement which called Seika生花. Seika consists of three main parts known as Ten天(heaven),Chi地(earth),and Jin人(human).The headmaster presents Seika.
April 1, 2017 the exhibit will be open from 10am-3pm. Piano & Violin, Viola recital with song, surrounded with ikebana at 7:30pm

When: March 31-April 1, 2017. Opening Reception: March 31 from 6pm-8pm. Ikebana demonstration at 7pm

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute: Greenwich Village at 43A West 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Cost: Admission is $10 (suggested donation)

March 10, 2017


What: The Tenri Cultural Institute is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of Nobuko Tsuruta. Tsuruta is a Japanese fiber artist that has been weaving Saori for 12 years. Her work ranges from beautifully simple weaves to wildly experimental works incorporating materials like wire, plastic, grass, and silk. Saori is a contemporary Japanese hand weaving technique that emphasizes free expression. Each piece is unique and her skill level elevates the craft to an art. Tsuruta says that her “own vanity, ego, competitiveness, and pessimism” are reflected in her lively works. The artist gathers inspiration from her materials to create colorful and intricate masterpieces.
About the Artist, Nobuko Tsuruta: Nobuko Tsuruta was born in Kamakura City and lived right in front of Kanagawa Modern Museum. After graduating from Rikkyo University, Tsuruta worked in fashion at Onward Kashiyama and then moved to New York with her husband, a talented interior architectural designer. She attended a SAORI weaving workshop with her son one day, which sparked her interest in fiber arts. She began training regularly at Yukako Satone’s SAORI Studio and soon began to develop her own style. For more information, visit

When: Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 7pm - 9pm with Special Guest Performance by Saco with Friends at 8:15pm. Exhibit run 3/23 - 3/29. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-3pm. Last day: 3/29 closes at 5pm.

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute: Greenwich Village at 43A West 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues