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RESOBOX
Long Island City, Long Island City, New York
(429 Reviews)

 Featuring Japanese-inspired works by artists from all over the world, RESOBOX is a Japanese cultural center dedicated to sharing and celebrating Japanese influence in the arts. Our workshops, cafe, gallery and event space allow us to celebrate Japanese culture in many ways.

RESOBOX is the name created from a mashup of the words Resonate and Box. This Resonating Box envisions a space where artists can meet and collaborate to create new and innovative arts. The space within this Box Resonates, too, shaking up everything inside.

The concept of RESOBOX was originally created in August 2009 as a personal art project by Fumio Tashiro – New York composer, bassist and videographer. 

We offer classes in Japanese-inspired dance, ink painting, cosplay and prop-making, martial arts and more. With drawing and dance classes just for kids and classes in Karate, Iaido and Jodo, we have something for everyone.

Visitors can enjoy art inspired by Japanese culture in our gallery. Featuring artists from near and far, we display new artwork monthly. We are open to artists of any age, race or nationality, provided that they somehow incorporate Japanese ideas, culture or philosophy into their work through the creation of something that didn’t exist before.

RESOBOX is a place where people who are conversant with, dedicated to, and influenced by Japanese arts can gather to create innovative arts through the collaborative process and disseminate them to the world. Join us!



Accessibility: The Long Island City location is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Reviews of RESOBOX

(429 Reviews)
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

6/28/2022
Charlene F.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


I gifted myself the Sumi-e class for my birthday week and I wasn't disappointed! The instructor greeted us with subdued music in an open classroom in the East Village and then proceeded to list her qualifications as a Sumi-e instructor, which were impressive. It was a small group which was just perfect and, to my delight, the subject was a beautiful Japanese bird and plumb blossom branch just in time for my spring birthday! I can't draw or paint to save my life but soon I was mimicking the instructor's master strokes and creating a work of art that I am so very proud of! I even framed it at the request of my friends and family who were all so impressed with my "first attempt" at this ancient art form. In short, I recommend this course highly, the instructor highly, and also highly recommend you put aside your inhibitions and just let yourself CREATE! I plan on taking more of these informative and restorative classes.

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

6/28/2022
Mor E.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


It was a great class, the teacher was professional and kind. The classroom setting was quite nice as well.

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

6/22/2022
Cheryl U.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


I enjoyed learning this technique. It was harder than I thought. I’d have liked to know in advance which picture was being taught as I’d have preferred an alternate one.

Virtual Japanese Flower Arrangement - Misho Ikebana

6/13/2022
Carolyn D.

Attended: Virtual Japanese Flower Arrangement - Misho Ikebana


Ryoko was very personable & knowledgeable. I had a wonderful time taking her Ikebana class & love the arrangements I made. I would definitely take her class again. Thank you!

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

5/18/2022
Dora O.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


The class was very interesting, we had everything we need, the teacher was very nice, I am not sure if she was very clear, some moments was difficult to understand but I am not an English native speaker. I think 1 hour and 15´ is too short. I would make it last 30 minutes more. The experience was great Thank you

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

5/11/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


I am a terrible artist; however, I bought this for my husband who loved it and the teacher was wonderful as was the rest of the class. We learned to paint flowers and butterflies - everything I did looked like cockroaches but the teacher still gave me sweet compliments and let me do my own thing when it was clear I was not going to be a success case.

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

5/11/2022
Audrey Q.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


I do not feel this course deserve a rating! I have taken a lot of course through Coursehorse and really enjoyed them. I was so disappointed with this course I left very early. I felt the instructor was prejudice in whom she assisted in this course. I felt, I observed, that she was only interested in helping those whom seem to know what they were doing. I felt, ignored, by not knowing, the techniques. I was interested in this workshop because it was posted for all levels. It was a waste of my money and time. I did purchase for a friend who attended, she is experienced in art techniques, she stayed in the course, she did not say she enjoyed it but she did learn a lot.

Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO

4/24/2022
Martha M.

Attended: Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO


This class was very overpriced! 10 minutes of instruction. 5 flowers which you arranged, had to disassemble and had to carry home in a piece of paper. I have never taken a flower class where you didn’t have a completed arrangement to take home. A rip off.

Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO

4/9/2022
jessie w.

Attended: Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO


So fun! One of a kind experience. The teacher and TAs were attentive and helpful. You get to take the flowers home but you’ll need to buy everything else to recreate the flower arrangement.

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

3/24/2022
CATHERINE S.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


Our instructor was very patient and kind - and a good artist as well! It's more challenging than it looks so I was glad to have a reference image to work with. I would absolutely recommend this class to other people. Very relaxing and also challenging.

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41-26 27th St, Long Island City, New York 11101
RESOBOX
Long Island City, Queens
41-26 27th St
Btwn Crescent & 28th Streets
Long Island City, New York 11101

Upcoming Classes at RESOBOX

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 12th, 7pm - 8:15pm Eastern Time

Kendama & Manga
Kendama & Manga
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Thursday Jul 7th, 3:45pm - 5:45pm Eastern Time

Kendama
Kendama
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Thursday Jul 7th, 3:45pm - 4:45pm Eastern Time

Japanese Plastic Model Kit Building
Japanese Plastic Model Kit Building
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Tuesday Jul 19th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Bonsai
Bonsai
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Sunday Jul 31st, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

Japanese Classical Dance (Nihon Buyo)
Japanese Classical Dance (Nihon Buyo)
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Wednesday Jul 13th, 6:45pm - 8pm Eastern Time

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