Monday 01st September 2014,

The Japan Society

Japan Society 1 The Japan Society

Courtesy of the Japan Society. Photo by © Peter Aaron/Estro.

The Japan Society is the leading organization of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to improving cultural understanding between America and Japan. The non-profit multidisciplinary society was founded in 1907 as a center for artists, scholars and political leaders to start an open dialogue about important issues in the two countries. The Japan Society annually hosts over 100 events relating to Japanese culture, including lectures, workshops, presentations and performances. The society’s on-site art galleries feature changing exhibitions that have included collections of early Buddhist art, Japanese tin toys and works by Isamu Noguchi. The institution’s current building was constructed in 1971 and designed by Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura. The building’s stunning interior features a three story indoor bamboo garden highlighted by waterfalls and a reflecting pool. The society’s building also contains a 260 seat theater, an extensive library, and a language center. The Japan Society will be hosting a weekend open House event May 5th and 6th, 2012 which will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in their current location. Gallery Admission: $12 for Adults; $10 for Students.333 East 47th Street, Manhattan.

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