Membership at Japan Society gives you exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of performances, films, lectures and classes. Learn more about each membership level, the associated benefits, and upcoming and recent membership exclusives and events below.

Levels of Membership

Individual ($60) Dual ($100)
  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounts on box office events and select pre-sale opportunities
  • Discounts on classes at the Toyota Language Center
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Access to special offers in the monthly member eNewsletter
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events

Join  |  Renew
100% tax-deductible

Family ($125)

All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18, plus:
  • Discounted tickets for family programs*
  • Discounts on Performing Arts workshops for children and teens
  • Discounts on the Summer Immersion Program for students
To purchase more than 2 tickets prior to an event, call 212-715-1258

Join  |  Renew
100% tax-deductible

Contributing ($150)

All Family benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year
  • Two complimentary gallery passes each year

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$126 tax-deductible

Sustaining ($250)

All Contributing benefits, plus:

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$202 tax-deductible

Sponsor ($500)

All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to select private receptions and special events
  • Invitations to private gallery tours
  • One select exhibition catalogue each year
  • One Individual ($60) gift membership for a person of your choice
  • Acknowledgment in Japan Society’s Annual Report

  |  Renew

$368 tax-deductible

Student/Senior ($40)

  • Student (full-time students with valid ID)
  • Senior (age 65 and older with verification)
  • All Individual benefits

To join or renew at the Student or Senior levels, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270.
100% tax-deductible

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends giving begins at $1,000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming. Special benefits accompany these levels.

Learn more about Circle of Friends

Member Exclusives

Saturday with Sebastian in Jersey City
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, our Contributing and above members were invited to an afternoon field trip to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with iconic artist Sebastian Masuda! After traveling by school bus (per his artistic vision), we toured the complex and visited several studios, specially selected by Mr. Masuda, then broke for a snack and discussion about Mr. Masuda’s work and the meaning of kawaii. We ended the day by making our own kawaii messages that will be included in his Time After Time Capsule, which will be exhibited at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Loop of the Loom Outing in Manhattan
On Sunday, February 11, 2018 a small group of Circle of Friends members visited Loop of the Loom on East 87th Street for a Saori Mindful Zen Weaving Workshop. After a brief introduction to loom operation and the how-to’s of threading the bobbin and preparing the shuttle, we all set about the serene experience of combining colors, textures and technique to make our own personal creations.

Contributing ($150) members and above received special complimentary ticket offers to select films to this year's JAPAN CUTS (July 13—23). View the full film schedule.

The Clark in Williamstown, MA
On Sunday, March 26, 2017 our Circle of Friends members traveled to The Clark in Williamstown, MA to view their beautiful exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection. The group enjoyed a private tour of the exhibition led by Curator Jay Clarke, a chance to meet collector Adele Rodbell, a special lecture on ukiyo-e by Professor Julie Davis and free time to explore the exquisite collection, extensive groups and new Tadao Ando-designed building.


Japan Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor's charitable deduction. If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return, please contact Japan Society.
Images: Izumi Higa, courtesy of Yokohama Noh Theater © Yoshiaki Kanda; Manabu Ikeda, (b. 1973), Foretoken (detail), 2008. Pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on boards; 72 x 132 in. Collection of Sustainable Investor Co. Ltd. © Manabu Ikeda, courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery, photo © Alan Klein.

Calendar of Events

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