JapanPhilly2020 connects Philadelphia to Japan with a year of art, business, and culture.

Coinciding with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia presents JapanPhilly2020 to connect Philadelphia and Japan with a dynamic series of Japanese art, business, and cultural activities in 2020, which includes new and expanded programs as well as partnerships with numerous other institutions for exhibitions, performances, and more that will capture audiences from the Mid-Atlantic region and around the country.

Along with an expanded Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival and Obon Festival, the highlight of JapanPhilly2020 will be Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration Between Japan and Philadelphia, a four-month exhibition at Shofuso showcasing the cross-country friendship between Shofuso’s architect and designers from the Philadelphia region. We will also host the John Manjiro Commemorative Center for International Exchange Grassroots Summit, which will bring 150 Japanese citizens to the US for homestays and will be held simultaneously with the National Association of Japan America Societies Annual Conference and the 12th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies, both of which are hosted this year by JASGP here in Philadelphia.

We are excited to partner with other local institutions for events and programs throughout the year, such as:  the Rosenbach, the Independence Seaport Museum, Nakashima Woodworkers Studio, the Fleisher Art Memorial, Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design, Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture, the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, the Please Touch Museum, and others. 

Stay tuned throughout the year for more information.

 

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