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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

Lead Sponsor

MetLife Foundation

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.

New York City Department of Cultural AffairsNew York State Council on the Arts

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.

Howard Gilman 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.

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.