RESOBOX
Long Island City, Long Island City, New York
(289 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

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

4/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


The teacher was kind and excellent at showing us different techniques. The class made me want to start doing more Sumi-e painting on my own as well! and come back for more tips

Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids

3/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids


My kids really enjoyed the class. The instructor was very nice. They felt that he properly supported them in making their drawings.

Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)

1/23/2019
Sara W.

Attended: Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)


Teacher does not speak English no one understand what she is saying

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

1/10/2019
Yuri K.

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


Very relaxing way to enjoy something new.

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

1/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


We didnt learn anything about the art itself, the brushes used, what the strokes are called or anything. We launched into painting and we did 4 different things which were cool but it wasn't amazing.

Japanese Classical Dance (Nihon Buyo)

12/27/2018
Gloria W.

Attended: Japanese Classical Dance (Nihon Buyo)


Really knowledgeable teacher. Fascinating class. Great experience. Plan to take it again!

Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids

12/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids


Great instructor. Great class. My son and his friend loved it

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

10/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


Never got to experience the class because when I arrived at my booked time, I was told there was no class at that time. Giving 2 stars because the two men helping me were nice and eager to help and apologetic about this.

Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids

9/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids


I thought there would be more instruction

Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

9/21/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


Somehow managed to have a private class with my friends. Instructor was great!

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