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Japan Society

333 E 47th St, Btw. 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY 10017-2399
+1 212-832-1155
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Smaller than I had expected

I recently visited the Japan Society during Open House weekend. I looked around the current art... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
via mobile
Some peace in a busy city

The Japan society is a little peace square inside the city, you open the door and you are welcomed... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
Villiers-sur-Marne, France
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
6 Nov 2015
“Smaller than I had expected”
13 May 2015
“Some peace in a busy city”
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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 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

1  Thank AlexSchkrutz
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 JAMES819
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

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 8 December 2014

My first visit to Japan Society in 2005 spurred my interest in Japanese contemporary art; I try to visit Japan Society to view the current exhibit whenever I am in NYC. "Garden of Unearthly Delights," on view through January 11, 2015, is one of the...More

Thank RedTurtle91
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The Japan Society is a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of NYC. From the moment you enter this bit of Japan you are encased in a cocoon of quiet and peace. We attended the Edo Pop exhibit, an imaginative juxtaposition of traditional woodblock...More

1  Thank Stephanie K
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