We began in 2008 with J-Collabo, a 501c non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Japanese culture in the United States. Based in Park Slope, Brooklyn we are a venue for traditional and contemporary programming and have hosted a wide range of events including Japanese tea ceremonies, geisha face painting demonstrations, exhibitions of the art of bamboo and the work of emerging Japanese artists, as well as interviews with notable figures who help us to bridge the gap between Japan and the United States. Of special significance, J-Collabo sustains time-honored Japanese crafts and highlights their influence on modern Japanese designs. To this end, we serve as a showcase for talented Japanese artisans and innovative Japanese companies who wish to do business in the United States.
Japanese local products
Inside the store
Bamboo craftsman from Beppu
In 2015, we opened Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo (BBFL). BBFL partners and collaborates with Brooklyn and Japanese businesses to introduce a curated selection of sustainable lifestyle products. We carefully select products that are in keeping with our guiding principles for sustainability:
Much Love Local: We appreciate and support our local community.
Less is More: We choose quality over quantity and walk the path of peaceful coexistence with our planet.
Make a Difference: We value diversity of ethnicity and culture and are open to diverse perspectives and opinions.
Inspired by Nature: We cherish our planet and are inspired by what it freely has to offer.
Open daily from 11am to 7pm, visit us in Park Slope to shop for sustainable lifestyle products, stock up on Japanese food and beverages from Dainobu or get your hair and nails done at Hazuki Hair and miGak Nail Art Table. We also host exhibitions, performances, talks and more.
Dainobu, Japanese grocery store
Dainobu Brooklyn branch
Open: 11am to 7pm daily
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