Japanese Self-Care: Me-byo

January 27, 2020
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Monday, January 27, 5:00 PM

NOTE: Please be aware that the focus of this program has changed, and as a courtesy, we will be automatically extending refunds to all current ticket buyers. If you paid by cash or have additional questions, please contact our box office at (212) 715-1258.

Self-care is so important to mental and physical wellness, no matter where you live. The Japanese concept of me-byo embraces this philosophy through practices that offer the body restoration and support. Activities like meditating, soaking in hot springs and eating nutritious foods fortify our bodies and may fend off ailments before they arise. It’s no surprise that places like Japan’s Kanagawa region have become hotspots for the growing trend of health tourism, as travelers seek out resources to improve their well-being. At this talk, Wataru Kasahara from the International Tourism Division in Kanagawa, Dr. Rai Shimoyama, from internationally accredited Shonan Kamakura General Hospital and Dr. Hideki Katano, founder of Venex Co. recovery-ware, explain how to lead a healthy lifestyle through me-byo.

Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

Buy a ticket to Get to Know Kanagawa: Hot Springs, Zen, and the Great Wave or Kamakura Zen: A Samurai Legacy and get $5 off Japanese Self-Care: Me-byo!

Box Office Policy


Get to Know Kanagawa: Hot Springs, Zen & the Great Wave

Thursday, January 23, 6:30 PM


Kamakura Zen: A Samurai Legacy

Monday, January 27, 6:30 PM

Get to Know Japan Series: Kanagawa is co-organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.

  • Monday, January 27, 2020
  • 5:00 pm