Season of Giving: Celebrate with Style

Celebrate the season among friends at Connections’ annual festive luncheon.

The event’s guest of honor is acclaimed fashion designer Zarny Shibuya (pictured).

The Myanmar-born former model will share his inspiring story from arriving in Japan as the child of political refugee parents to founding the Zarny brand of haute couture and cosmetics and designing for royalty and high society.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the event will also be an opportunity to recognize the recipients of two seasonal drives—Be an Angel, in support of Salvation Army children’s homes, and the Second Harvest Japan Food Drive, which concludes on December 2.

The luncheon will also include dazzling prizes of Zarny cosmetics and Riedel glassware.

As a turbulent 2020 draws to a close, usher in the holidays with uplifting tales of goodwill and success.

With seats assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, be sure to list the people with whom you would like to sit when signing up.



Champagne Toast
Mini crab cake with saffron aïoli, ruby grapefruit and micro mizuna

Caraway seed loaf with whipped butter

Fuji apple and potato cream soup
Dill and salmon tartare

Prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream, au jus, potato mousseline and seasonal greens
Pan-roasted seabass with slow-roasted sweet potato, paprika-citrus cream, herb salad and seasonal greens

Vanilla cream, raspberry, white chocolate and crumble

Coffee and tea


  • ¥6,500 (non-Connections members: ¥9,500)
  • Connections members sign-up from Nov 2(10am)
  • Non-Connections members sign-up from Nov 9 (10am)
  • Organized by Connections

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