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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!

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!

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Upcoming

9000 Paper Balloons

Contemporary Puppet Theater
October 28, 2022

Behind-the-scenes of My Neighbour Totoro

Contemporary Theater Talk
November 10, 2022
6:30 pm

Kotei (The Emperor) | Makura Jido (Chrysanthemum Boy)

Traditional Noh Theater
December 1, 2022

Noh Movement Workshop

Workshop
December 3, 2022
11:00 am

note to a friend

Contemporary Opera

AKUTAGAWA

Contemporary & Traditional Puppet Theater

Kuruma Ningyo Masterclass

Workshop
February 24, 2023
11:00 am

Family Workshop on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry

Family Workshop
February 25, 2023
10:30 am

I’m Trying to Understand You, But…

Play Reading Series
March 13, 2023
7:30 pm

Extinction Rituals

Contemporary Dance
June 9, 2023

Past Events

Yukio Mishima’s Hanjo

Contemporary Opera Talk & Live Music
September 14, 2022
6:30 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

Introduction to Okinawan Dance

Okinawa in Focus
March 19, 2022
11:00 am

Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa

March 18, 2022

Book Launch & Conversation: Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre

January 19, 2022
6:00 pm

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.