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Japan Society

  • 333 E. 47th St. Map It
  • Midtown East

Published 04/20/2005

Fodor's Review

The stylish, serene lobby of the Japan Society underwent a 2017 renovation by renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and features interior gardens with large bonsai trees and Sugimoto sculptures, all complemented by a second-floor waterfall. The 1971 building itself is a city landmark thanks to its Japanese modernist design by architect Junzo Yoshimura, and its second-floor gallery exhibits works by well-known Japanese artists. Past shows have celebrated the work of contemporary masters including Takashi Murakami, Yoko Ono, and Daido Moriyama. The society's annual performing arts season (September–June) shares works by established and emerging artists in dance, music, and theater. In July, the museum hosts an annual film festival, Japan Cuts, showcasing contemporary Japanese cinema.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • Gallery $12
  • Gallery closed Mon.

Published 04/20/2005


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