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Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺

Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu Sunday, January 27 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Tickets: $18/$10 Japan Society individual and corporate members/Free children ages 2 and under and Cool Culture members Continue to celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with Japan Society’s Oshogatsu event. It’ll be an afternoon filled with the traditional activities for … Continue reading Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺
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Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺

Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members It’s well documented how prevalent suicide is in Japanese Society. According to a 2017 article in The Japan Times, the suicide rate in Japan is the world’s sixth highest and the second worst among eight … Continue reading Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺
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Transforming Origami into Jewelry at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Precious Papers: Transforming Origami into Jewelry Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $47/$42 members, seniors, and students Are you a fan of folding paper cranes? Take origami to the next level by transforming your paper creations into beautiful jewelry. At this two-hour workshop, origami and paper jewelry designer Jewel Kawataki of PaperCraneHeart will demonstrate … Continue reading Transforming Origami into Jewelry at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
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Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia 🗓 🗺

Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia Friday, January 4 and Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $30/$25 Japan Society members Japan Society’s Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia brings groundbreaking artists from the other side of the globe to New York audiences. Presented as part of Japan Society’s 2018-2019 Performing … Continue reading Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia 🗓 🗺
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Japan Society to Celebrate Filmmaker Umetsugu Inoue 🗓 🗺

Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $14/$11 seniors and students/$10 Japan Society members This weekend Japan Society presents three of Nikkatsu’s newly subtitled, full-color classics by prolific and versatile filmmaker Umetsugu Inoue. Inoue worked across a wide range of genres throughout his long career and made … Continue reading Japan Society to Celebrate Filmmaker Umetsugu Inoue 🗓 🗺