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Japan Society

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Great exhibition

The Japan Society is a really nice little hidden gem. There was a great photography exhibition on... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
An evening with Hiro Mashima

I recently attended an event at the Japan Society to meet Hiro Mashima, the famed creater of the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
New York City, New York
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American institution promotes understanding and relations between the United States and Japan through exhibits of traditional and contemporary Japanese art, films, performing arts, topical lectures and cultural exchange programs.
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333 E 47th St, Btw. 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY 10017-2399
+1 212-832-1155
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Japan Society is a really nice little hidden gem. There was a great photography exhibition on when we visited and we also enjoyed looking at the nice little indoor Zen garden. If I am ever back in New York I would like to return...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I recently attended an event at the Japan Society to meet Hiro Mashima, the famed creater of the manga series Fairy Tail. The staff was gracious and the setting was restful and intimate. The event included a talk and a reception at a reasonable price....More

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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I recently visited the Japan Society during Open House weekend. I looked around the current art exhibition, some of which I enjoyed, other parts not so much. I expected more from the indoor garden and "waterfall" and was disappointed to find the place was so...More

Thank Mrslynseyjane
Reviewed 13 May 2015

The Japan society is a little peace square inside the city, you open the door and you are welcomed by a subtle rainy sound of the inside fountain. It's charming. The exhibit on Life of cats was beautiful, well presented and diversified.

Thank GHenry94
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I went with my wife and friends to see the current exhibition, "Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection". It was our first visit to the Society (why did it take us so long?) and as confirmed cat-lovers we all enjoyed the exhibit...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Went to the cat exhibition at the Japan Society on 8th April 2015 and really enjoyed the wonderful exhibit. Went to this venue many years ago to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit and the space inside is farm and always welcoming in such a...More

Thank james s
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Allow yourself couple hours and make sure to see the cat print exhibit. Beautiful interior and staff was very helpful.

Thank mainlinebk
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Went to see the exhibition on Cat art through the ages. Well curated, lots of interesting art we'd never seen before. The Japan Society staff were friendly and helpful. Good for a couple of diverting hours.

Thank Wiltonsjs
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Terrific exhibit of 120 Ukiyoe works where cats are part of the subject matter. Admission was reasonable and there was lots of elbow room. The works are world class. Not being a "cat person", the import of cats in this do period art really came...More

Thank Walter F
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This was my first visit to the Japan Society, it will not be my last. The Society is ouse in a wonderfully constructed building that has had some major corporate sponsors of Japanese companies to foot some of the costs and maintenance and it is...More

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