The information provided in this calendar is intended to introduce Japan-related events in the Greater Boston, and New England area.

Events directly sponsored by the Japan Society of Boston are denoted with the JSB logo. 

For all other events please check directly with the organization producing it to confirm all times, dates and event details. The Japan Society of Boston is not responsible for any changes or inaccuracies in information about events not sponsored by the JSB.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 12:00 AM
    • 19 Jul 2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Japanese Print Gallery (Gallery 278A), Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

    Playing with Paper
    Japanese Toy Prints

    September 13, 2014-July 19, 2015

    Museum of Fine Arts
    Japanese Print Gallery (Gallery 278A)
    Avenue of the Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Colorful 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints of games and toys.

    By the middle of the 19th century, color woodblock printing in Japan was so widespread and inexpensive that it could profitably be used to make toys for children which were no doubt enjoyed by many adults as well. This exhibition (one of the first of its kind outside Japan) will feature "toy prints" (asobi-e or omocha-e) such as colorful board games, paper dolls, cutout dioramas and pictorial riddles, as well as scenes showing how the toys and games were enjoyed. Thanks largely to the eclectic taste of William Sturgis Bigelow, the donor of over half of the Museum’s collection, the MFA has a fine assortment of these intriguing and unusual materials. In particular, a group of large paper board games by major 19th-century artists will be presented in pristine condition.




    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lacoste Gallery, 25 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742

    The Lacoste Gallery presents the opening reception
    of the exhibition

    Accidental Beauty

    Shigemasa Higashida


    On View
    October 18-November 9, 2014

    Opening Reception with the artist
    October 18, 2014

    Artist Talk Sunday October 19, 2:00pm

    Events are free and open to the public

    RSVP to info@lacostegallery.com

    An exhibition by the Tokyo artist Shigemasa Higashida (1955) known for his lush use of layered oribe glazes, which bring to mind deep emerald lagoons.  Higashida and his wife will be here for the opening reception and you are invited to come meet them.


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