Performing Arts

Thank you for making Japan Society’s 2015-16 Performing Arts season an incredible success, with a line-up of distinguished artists from Japan and around the globe. Featuring some of most masterful performers of time-honored traditions, innovative risk-takers who are among the most-talked-about artists of our time, and those emerging creatives making their New York debuts, we are proud to have been able to offer an unparalleled glimpse into the world of Japanese performing arts.

Check out the recently announced special summer program below, presented in association with the Kanze Noh Theatre program at Lincoln Center Festival. Be sure to stay on the lookout for the announcement of our 2016-2017 season in early August.

Special Summer Program


Season Events

Lead Sponsor:

Major Support:

ORIX USA Corporation                    

Doug and Teresa Peterson, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


Additional Support:

Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nachiketa Das, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen, Michael Romano, Alex York, Mr. Norton Belknap, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Ms. Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Hiroko Onoyama, and Pamela Perlman.


Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with leadership gifts from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Globus Family, Kyocera Corporation, The Starr Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation.

In-kind Support:

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Slideshow images: Charan-Po-Rantan, courtesy of the artist; Spectator © Naoya Ikegami; Mansaku Nomura © Shinji Masakawa; FEN, courtesy of LUFF 2013 © René Zumstein.

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