Family Programs


Family Programs

Japan Society's Family Programs bring together diverse communities to experience Japanese culture through storytelling, art making workshops and festivals.

Upcoming Events

Oshogatsu from Home


Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu online event filled with traditional activities like calligraphy video workshop and taiko drumming! This year, experience the joy and wonder of Oshogatsu from the comfort of your own home with New Year’s games, at-home craft activities and video performances. With activities for the whole family, you are sure to ring in the New Year with great joy!

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

Family Membership

Every year, hundreds of families attend programs at Japan Society to experience Japanese culture, to reconnect with their Japanese heritage, and to create fond family memories. Your membership gives you and your loved ones free admission to Japan Society Gallery, discounts on programs, classes and workshops, and invitations to special events. We look forward to welcoming you to Japan Society soon!

Family Membership ($125)

Two adults and up to four children under 18

  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to box office events and family programs
  • Discounts on classes at the Toyota Language Center
  • Discounts on performing arts workshops for children and teens
  • Discounts on the Summer Immersion Program for students
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events


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Further Questions

For inquiries on Family & Education programs, please contact us at or 212-715-1275.

Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Norinchukin Foundation.

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), the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, THE TOKYO CLUB, Sony Corporation of America, The Norinchukin Foundation and the Sojitz Foundation. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Slideshow photos: © Daphne Youree; © George Hirose

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