This Fall:

  • Explore the immersive multimedia installation created by Turner Prize-winning artist, Simon Starling, in Simon Starling: At Twilight. This noh theater-inspired exhibition is paired with masterpieces of Modernist paintings, drawings and sculptures in the Gallery through January 15, 2017
  • Enjoy noh theater performances in English with Kita Noh Theater Company. Led by Living National Treasure, Tomoeda Akiyo, Treasured Noh Plays from the Desk of W.B. Yeats will be performed on November 19 and 20.
  • Join us for Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan. Six celebrated and rarely-screened 1980s film selections from Kadokawa will be presented in brand-new 4k restorations November 8 through December 17.

  • Discover your inner artist by painting a traditional Japanese sensu fan at Foldable Fashion: Japanese Fan Painting, using a calligraphy brush, sumi ink, and colored paints on November 17.
  • Go incognito at our Twilight Masquerade, inspired by the exhibition of Simon Starling: At Twilight; featuring live music, intriguing cocktails, desserts and atmospheric gallery tours all evening, November 30.

  • Participate in an array of programs from our Toyota Language Center, including immersive Japanese language classes for students of all levels, Nihongo Chat, an informal gathering to practice Japanese and English, and workshops; featuring including shodo, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.

Your membership gift helps Japan Society to grow and thrive for years to come. In return, your membership gives you exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of performances, films, lectures and classes.


We look forward to seeing you at Japan Society!

Levels of Membership

Individual ($60) Dual ($100)

  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to box office events
  • Discounts on Toyota Language Center classes
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events
  • Free access to C.V. Starr Library

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Family ($125)

All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18

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Contributing ($150)

All Dual benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year
  • Two complimentary gallery passes each year

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Sustaining ($250)

All Contributing benefits, plus:

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Sponsor ($500)

All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to select private receptions and special film screenings
  • Invitations to private gallery tours
  • One select exhibition catalogue each year
  • One Individual ($60) gift membership for a person of your choice
  • Acknowledgment in Japan Society’s Annual Report

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Student/Senior ($40)

  • Student (full-time students with valid ID)
  • Senior (age 65 and older with verification)
  • All Individual benefits

To join or renew at the Student or Senior levels, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270.

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends giving begins at $1,000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming. Special benefits accompany these levels.

Learn more about Circle of Friends

Japan Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor's charitable deduction. If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return, please contact Japan Society.
Images: Izumi Higa, courtesy of Yokohama Noh Theater © Yoshiaki Kanda; Manabu Ikeda, (b. 1973), Foretoken (detail), 2008. Pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on boards; 72 x 132 in. Collection of Sustainable Investor Co. Ltd. © Manabu Ikeda, courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery, photo © Alan Klein.

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