Baltimore Anime Denizens (B•A•D) is a social club based in Baltimore, Maryland that champions Japanese media and culture through regular events, such as anime screenings, DJ nights, meetups, and more. Events and topics of interest are regularly posted on Facebook via the official page and group.
Baltimore-Japan Art Festival
Baltimore Japan Art Festival (BJAF) is an annual event that showcases Japanese culture through traditional and contemporary art, film, music and food. BJAF is committed to promoting Japanese culture by providing a platform for creative ideas and engaging topics that reflect current trends & traditional arts in Japan.
The inaugural event took place April 5-7, 2017 across three venues in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore, Maryland. The festival featured performance artists & speakers from Japan and the U.S., food & beverage tastings, and was also a screening location for the New York Japan CineFest (NYJCF).
In 2018, BJAF welcomed acclaimed Japanese illustrator Yusuke Nakamura to host a lecture and curate his first US exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Please visit the website for more details about BJAF 2019 and our featured guest artist Utomaru.
Ryokucha and You: Japanese Green Tea
Rob Perry has been drinking and studying Ryokucha (Japanese green tea) for more than a decade. He likes to share his expert knowledge through events and workshops where the tea-curious can learn the ins and outs of Japanese green tea history, cultivation, preparation, and acquisition.
Recently, Rob was featured as a panelist at the first ever Anime NYC. See a review of his panel here.