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Japan Society

Updated 02/24/2014

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The stylish, serene lobby of the Japan Society has interior bamboo gardens linked by a second-floor waterfall. Works by well-known Japanese artists are exhibited in the second-floor gallery. Past shows have included the first American retrospective of Sakai Hōitsu, a samurai aristocrat turned Buddhist monk who dedicated his life to art and poetry; a display of artwork created by children from Tohoku after Japan's 2011 earthquake; and Points of Departure: Treasures

of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum—more than 2,000 years of Japan's art-making history drawn from Brooklyn's renowned collection of Japanese art. In July, the museum hosts an annual film festival, Japan Cuts, showcasing contemporary Japanese cinema.

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Sight Information

Address:

333 E. 47th St., between 1st and 2nd Aves., New York, New York, 10022, USA

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Phone:

212-832–1155

Sight Details:

  • $12 (gallery)
  • Gallery Tues.–Thurs. 11–6, Fri. 11–9, weekends 11–5; building hrs vary

Updated 02/24/2014

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