Celebrate Japan at Asia Society Texas Center’s free Night Market

Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

Enjoy an evening under the stars with tasty treats, art and Japan-inspired crafts at the free Night Market at Asia Society Texas Center on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.

Asia Society Texas Center is celebrating the opening of their new Japanese exhibit Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi with the second annual edition of its free, popular and family-friendly Night Market.

The Night Market

Bringing the flavor of Japan to the Museum district, the one-night-only night market will include free treats, like delicious sake courtesy of the Consulate General of Japan in Houston, sushi from Sushic – The Sushi Company and a viewing of Asia Society Texas Center’s stunning new Japanese mask exhibit.

Visitors of all ages can also make their own masks, create Origami, try their hands at traditional Japanese ink brush painting and catch a live demonstration of Ikebana floral arrangement by Ikebana International.

Local vendors will be on hand displaying and sampling their goods, including Brazos Bookstore, Little Soya, Path of Tea, Orchid Obsessions and Texas T Kobe Beef.

Rounding out the nighttime event, popular food trucks Dough Maker Doughnuts, Foreign Policy, Miso Yummy and Muiishi Makirritos will be serving up some of Houston’s favorite over-the-mobile-counter culinary treats.

The Exhibition

Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi focuses on Yamaguchi’s recent sculptures, which combine the forms, techniques, transformative spirit and mysterious elegance of Noh masks to iconic classical European and Japanese prints. The finished product serves to radically extend Noh’s transformation of souls across time and space, offering fresh takes on established cultural, regional and political limits.

Visitors can also explore the creation of the masks, from start to finish, and try one on to snap their own transformative selfie.

The Night Market is sponsored by American First National Bank.

2nd Annual Night Market at Asia Society Texas Center

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