Kids & Family


Kids and family programs bring together diverse communities to experience Japanese culture through storytelling, art making workshops and festivals.

Shichi-go-san Notice: Given the continuing global concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Shichigosan (7-5-3) ceremony. This decision has been made to prioritize the safety of all parties involved. Thank you very much for your understanding.

For questions, please contact or 212-715-1275.

Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor, ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Norinchukin Foundation, Hiroko Onoyama, and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II.


The Japan Society Japanese for Kids program is generously supported by a grant from The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

The Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership program is supported by generous grants from an anonymous family foundation, ITO EN (North America) INC., Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), and The Norinchukin Foundation. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.