Season of Japan

Winter-Spring 2016 in New York

Exhibition
Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan
Performing Arts
Noh and Kyogen: A Rare Chance to Experience Traditional Japanese Theater
Performing Arts
Recycling: Washi Tales, Where Papermaking Meets Performance
Film Series
Of Ghosts, Samurai and War: A Series of Classic Japanese Film
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From Origami to Global Security to Traditional Japanese Theater

Join Asia Society New York for a dynamic look at Japan on the occasion of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, on view February 9-May 8, 2016.

The first major loan show of Kamakura sculpture in the United States in more than 30 years, this exhibition looks beyond the aesthetics and technical achievements of these remarkable sculptures and examines the relationship between realism and the sacred empowerment of the objects.

Related programs include talks exploring Japan's cultural history, as well as performances and films exploring traditional and contemporary expressions. Discussions will feature prominent business, government and civil society leaders providing insights on Japan's past, present, and future. Learn more

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Mimi Yiengpruksawan of Yale University gives a keynote address in conjunction with the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan.
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The U.S. Ambassador to Japan participated in a traditional kagami-biraki ceremony at Asia Society on Thursday.
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The U.S. Ambassador to Japan toured Asia Society Museum's new exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan
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Asia Society members enjoyed a lecture about the museum's new exhibition.
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The country's deputy foreign minister speaks with Kevin Rudd.
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Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan examines the interplay of realism and the sacred in more than thirty Buddhist masterpieces from the Kamakura period (1185–1333).
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