333 E. 47th Street
Manhattan, NY 10017
Description: This child-friendly theatrical performance with song and dance introduces children to mystical creatures from Japan's folklore. Afterward, participants will create their own masks of the folktale characters featured in the stories. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.
Venue Description: The Japan Society produces programming on Japan for an English-speaking audience. Located near the United Nations on 47th Street and First Avenue, it is an internationally recognized nonprofit that presents more than 100 events annually, including three exhibitions, more than 30 performances, film screenings, conferences, lectures, workshops, and language labs. Built on land donated by John D. Rockefeller, the landmark building houses a 262-seat theater, art gallery, language center, library, and conference facilities, as well as a high-end boutique that opened on the second floor in 2006. Visitors can learn about a broad range of topics, such as art, business, dance, design, cinema, policy, popular culture, social issues, and theater. The society's mission is "to bring the people of the United States and Japan closer together in appreciation and understanding of each other."
Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed Mondays and major holidays). The box office is open Monday-Friday 11am-6pm and weekends 11am-5pm and can be reached at 212-715-1258. Admission is $12; $10 students and seniors; free for children younger than 16. For more information: japansociety.org.