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American institution promotes understanding and relations between the United States and Japan through exhibits of traditional and contemporary Japanese art, films, performing arts, topical lectures and cultural exchange programs.
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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333 E 47th St, Btw. 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY 10017-2399
The Japan Society is a really nice little hidden gem. There was a great photography exhibition on when we visited and we also enjoyed looking at the nice little indoor Zen garden. If I am ever back in New York I would like to return...More
I recently attended an event at the Japan Society to meet Hiro Mashima, the famed creater of the manga series Fairy Tail. The staff was gracious and the setting was restful and intimate. The event included a talk and a reception at a reasonable price....More
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 "waterfall" and was disappointed to find the place was so...More
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 beautiful, well presented and diversified.
I went with my wife and friends to see the current exhibition, "Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection". It was our first visit to the Society (why did it take us so long?) and as confirmed cat-lovers we all enjoyed the exhibit...More
Went to the cat exhibition at the Japan Society on 8th April 2015 and really enjoyed the wonderful exhibit. Went to this venue many years ago to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit and the space inside is farm and always welcoming in such a...More
Went to see the exhibition on Cat art through the ages. Well curated, lots of interesting art we'd never seen before. The Japan Society staff were friendly and helpful. Good for a couple of diverting hours.
Terrific exhibit of 120 Ukiyoe works where cats are part of the subject matter. Admission was reasonable and there was lots of elbow room. The works are world class. Not being a "cat person", the import of cats in this do period art really came...More
This was my first visit to the Japan Society, it will not be my last. The Society is ouse in a wonderfully constructed building that has had some major corporate sponsors of Japanese companies to foot some of the costs and maintenance and it is...More
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.