Kids & Family

Kids & Family

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].

Workshops: Japanese for Teens

Workshops: Manga for Teens

Manga for Teens – Character Basics
Mondays, July 8—July 29, 2024

Manga for Teens – Let’s Get Kawaii!
Thursdays, July 11—August 1, 2024

Past Events


Japan Society Family Membership means parents and kids enjoy 20% or more off on annual family festivities such as Oshogatsu and Children’s Day.


Top Image © Ayumi Sakamoto.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; ORIX Corporation USA; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); 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; and Friends of Education and Family Programs.