Kampo is a Japanese traditional medicine with unique theories and therapeutic methods originally based on Chinese medicine.Kampo practitioner and founder of Ido Holistic Center Dr. Yuko Nozaki will enlighten listeners on the history, practice and uses of these herbal formulas.
Known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, award-winning manga artist Hiro Mashima will lead a talk in conjunction with New York Comic Con. With over 60 million copies sold worldwide, Fairy Tail follows a group of wizards in the fantasy world of Earth-land.
Kanna Himiya, author of The Samurai Gourmet, and a descendant of the chef of the powerful Maeda samurai clan from Ishikawa Prefecture, takes attendees on an culinary adventure to reveal the ancient recipes and eating habits of Japan’s legendary military class. Moderated by Michael Romano, chef and food ambassador of Ishikawa Prefecture, listeners will learn how the samurai lifestyle was nourished by a simple, balanced diet — providing them with strength on the battlefield. After the discussion, a book signing reception will be held featuring sake and food samples from Ishikawa Prefecture. Tickets are $20 or $16 for Japan Society members, seniors and students.