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Coffee Life in Japan

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In Japan, coffee gained popularity in the 20th century along with the increased fascination towards the West at the time. Many kissaten, or Japanese-style tea rooms that also serve coffee, opened during this period. Kissaten owners emphasized detail and accuracy in their brewing methods while creating a unique atmosphere to enjoy the coffee in.

Third-wave coffee culture focuses on delivering high-quality specialty coffee and is heavily influenced by innovative methods the kissaten owners used to improve the experience of drinking coffee. In the last few years, there has been a similar pattern in the import of third-wave coffee culture and foreign specialty cafes like Blue Bottle Coffee to Japan. The phenomenon represents a mutual influence between the U.S. and Japan as it transitioned from the second to third-wave coffee culture.

Join us for this special program to take a look at these reinventions that stem from the delicacy and precision held in Japanese culture.

 

Date and Time:
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. (PDT)
Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 7:00 A.M. (Japan Time)

Price:

FREE!  (Zoom link will be sent upon registration)

 

 OUR AMAZING SPEAKER

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Merry White | Professor of Anthropology, Boston University

Merry White is a Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. From her first trip to Japan in 1963 to the present, her sojourns in Japan have been flavored by coffee. Her work on Japanese education, family and social change, adolescence and Japanese food culture was honored by the Japan Society of Boston’s John E. Thayer III Award and by the conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan. Her book on coffee, Coffee Life in Japan, received several awards. Her current research and writing focuses on food workers in Japan.

 

 

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Date:
October 28
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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