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

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 our Obon Festival, the highlight of JapanPhilly2020 will be Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration Between Japan and Philadelphia, an exhibition at Shofuso showcasing the cross-country friendship between Shofuso’s architect and designers from the Philadelphia region. We will also host 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Independence Seaport Museum, Nakashima Woodworkers Studio, the Philadelphia International Airport, Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design, the University of Pennsylvania, The Pocantico Center, and others. 

Stay tuned throughout the year for more information.

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