Japan 2019


Japan 2019, following on the successful Japonismes 2018 in France, aims to broaden understanding of and interest in Japanese culture in the United States through two programs: the Japan 2019 Official Program featuring a series of events co-organized or supported by the Japan Foundation, mainly in New York and Washington, D.C., and the Japan 2019 Associated Program, featuring affiliated events organized by public and private entities to introduce Japanese culture and promote exchange between Japan and the U.S.


From March to December 2019

Japan 2019 Official Program

The Official Program showcases Japanese arts and culture during Japan 2019.

Official Program
Project Period Venue
The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated Tuesday, March 5 - Sunday, June 16, 2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art Tuesday, April 9 - Sunday June 30, 2019 The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art Sunday, May 5 - Sunday, July 28, 2019 National Gallery of Art
(Washington, D.C.)
Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art Sunday, September 8 - Sunday, December 8, 2019 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
National Cherry Blossom Festival Performances
("Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" The Super Live, Concert featuring Ikuko Kawai Ensemble, Performance by Yusaku Mochizuki (Mochi))
Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24, 2019 Warner Theatre,
Freer Gallery of Art
(and other venues in Washington, D.C.)
JAPAN NIGHT Concert Sunday, May 12, 2019 PlayStation Theater,
Sony Hall
(New York)
Satoshi Miyagi’s Antigone Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, Octorber 6, 2019 Park Avenue Armory
(New York)
Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju Saturday, October 19 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (To be decided)
(New York)

Japan 2019 Associated Program

The Associated Program consists of other Japan-related events organized or co-organized by the Japanese national and local governments, public, and private entities.
(Japan-related events organized by private entities will be nominated by Japanese diplomatic missions in the U.S. for the Associated Program.)

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