Japan Society, New York City

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Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has introduced more than 600 of Japan’s finest performing arts to an extensive American audience. Programs range from the traditional arts of noh, kyogen, bunraku and kabuki to cutting-edge theater, dance and music. The Program also commissions new works, produces national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs. "At once diverse and daring, the program stands toe to toe with some of the most comprehensive cultural exchange endeavors today" (Back Stage).
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  • April 10, 2017
    Located near the United Nations Headquarters. There are various projects such as Japan plays and dance performances, films, art exhibition, talk show. Japan art and culture, to introduce to the United States where the seats are always many Japanese and, is filled with many foreigners. Old rare film screenings as well as doing sometimes.
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  • November 6, 2015
    I recently visited the Japan Society during Open House weekend. I looked around the current art exhibition, some of which I enjoyed, other parts not so much. I expected more from the indoor garden and...  more »
  • September 15, 2015
    Located near the United Nations, is a temporary exhibition space, always with the theme related to Japanese culture.
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  • June 11, 2017
    This place is so cool and beautiful! There is a bamboo water garden in the middle of it, and really well curated art exhibits. Additionally, it's worth it to go here just for the Japanese bidet toilet seats. Such a fun find in nyc!
  • July 5, 2017
    Love the different exhibitions they have year around. and the Sake annual tasting. Amazing..
  • April 19, 2017
    Fantastic hidden museum I happen to find. They have one rotating exhibit related to something fascinating to Japanese culture. When I went they were exploring gender and sexuality in 17-18th century Japanese culture through the use of various wood prints and other art pieces of the time.
  • May 22, 2017
    The space itself is minimalist yet beautiful, especially with the waterfall and open garden space in the main lobby. The quality of your visit will really depend on the exhibit but I would suggest going when there are special events as the general exhibit area is on the smaller side.
  • June 5, 2017
    Met some survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings here. The place itself was immaculate and the group I was with was treated with respect.

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