Japanese Summer Festivals across the United States

Our second annual roundup of Japanese summer festivals features 20 festivals in 16 cities across the United States. From late June through September 2018, these events celebrate Japanese food, music, dance, visual arts, fashion, cinema, martial arts, manga, anime, ceramics and a range of other traditions and practices. All of these festivals offer exuberance, spectacle and a wealth of opportunities to learn about Japanese culture.

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Renowned playwright Toshiki Okada brings his latest work-in-translation to NYC

The Play Company’s much-anticipated production of Toshiki Okada’s Time’s Journey Through a Room shines a bright light on the work of the Japanese playwright and his Brooklyn-based translator, Aya Ogawa. The play – part ghost story, part love story – is one of over a dozen Okada pieces the two have adapted for English-speaking audiences.

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Japanese Cultural Programs in NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington and San Francisco

A preview of upcoming Japanese cultural programs across the United States, including exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute's Freer Gallery; and performances in Washington, D.C., New Haven and Ann Arbor.

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Japanese Cultural Programs in NYC, Boston, Washington, San Francisco and Buffalo

A preview of ten new Japanese cultural programs from across the United States, including exhibits at the Smithsonian Institute and the Japan Information and Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Japan Society in New York City and Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo.

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Summer Festivals in the United States Celebrate Japanese Culture

Across the United States, a variety of August and September festivals celebrate Japanese culture and traditions. If you’re intrigued by Japanese art, cuisine, dance, music, traditional ceremonies or animation, you’ll find much to enjoy at these festive events, which span the map from Philadelphia to Honolulu.

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