Announcing our 2022-23 Performing Arts Season!
We are proud to announce our upcoming season of live, in-person performances, consisting of all in-person events. Japan Society’s Artistic Director Yoko Shioya says, “We are excited to introduce these highlights from an exceptional performing arts season, filled with magical works borne out of an amalgamation of Japanese and American imagination. Taking in source material from Japan — such as literature, history and rituals — as a starting point for creation, Japanese and non-Japanese artists teamed up and equally contributed their own originality to each show." In addition to purchasing a ticket, consider donating today to support the very best in Japanese performing arts in NYC!
Contemporary Opera Talk & Live Music
Yukio Mishima's Hanjo
September 14, 2022 6:30 pm
Contemporary Puppet Theater
9000 Paper Balloons
October 28, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Contemporary Theater Talk
Behind-the-Scenes of My Neighbour Totoro
November 10, 2022 6:30 pm
Traditional Noh Theater
Kotei (The Emperor) | Makura Jido (Chrysanthemum Boy)
December 1, 2022 - December 3, 2022
OKI: Music of the Ainu
May 6, 2022 7:30 pm
Madama Butterfly at the Met: Past, Present, Progress
May 3, 2022 6:30 pm
Okinawan Dance Workshop for Families
March 20, 2022 10:30 am
Okinawa in Focus
Introduction to Okinawan Dance
March 19, 2022 11:00 am
2022-23 Performing Arts Season Support
The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Doug and Teresa Peterson. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos.
Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.