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Japan Society, New York City

(4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Located near the United Nations, is a temporary exhibition space, always with the theme related to Japanese culture.
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  • The Japan society is a little peace square inside the city, you open the door and you are welcomed by a subtle rainy sound of the inside fountain. It's charming. The exhibit on Life of cats was beauti...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for gallery shows and cultural events. I can't wait to come back after attending the Obake festival.
  • Decent Japanese classes. Friendly staff!
  • They had a cute event for the kiddies this weekend for Halloween, the building was lovely, but it was so crowded and a bit disorganized with tickets for things
  • This has been my house for studying Japanese! I love it!
  • I did a crash course in Japanese here and got great results from the course. It's a very difficult language to learn but in only 4 days i was able to form a basic conversation useful for visiting Japan as a tourist.