Kids & Family

Japan Society’s Kids & Family programs bring together diverse communities to experience Japanese culture through storytelling, art making workshops and festivals.

Annual Festivities invite young children and their families to learn about traditional Japanese celebrations at Japan Society including the New Year’s Celebration, Children’s Day and the 7-5-3 Ceremony, offering fun performances, workshops and hands-on craft activities. In collaboration with Gallery and Performing Arts departments, age-appropriate Family Gallery Programs and Family Performing Arts Workshops are also provided throughout the year. Multi-lingual free online resource, Kamishibai Mini Library, for young audiences, is also available in Japanese-English bilingual format and in Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information please contact us at 212-715-1275 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events & Courses

Past Events

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Family Programs are generously supported by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Hiroko Onoyama; and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II.