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#京都アニメーションで起きた悲惨な事件で犠牲になられた方々とご遺族の方々に哀悼の意を表します。そして負傷された皆様の一日も早いご回復をお祈り申し上げます。Kyoto Animation is home to some of Japan’s most talented animators who have spread joy across the world through their work.  The senseless act of violence at KyoAni is devastating and we send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the arson attack and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. #PrayforKyoAni


Friday, August 9, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Shinboku親睦 means "friendship" and 会 means "meeting" so 親睦会 is an informal meeting where friends get together to enjoy each others company and share some fun.

Kogei-Kyoto x SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, September 10 - Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Japan Society of Boston is co-presenting, "Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Contemporary Innovators in Japanese Arts and Crafts" with the Society of Arts in Crafts Seaport gallery from Sept. 10 to Nov. 10, 2019. 

To support this project, please visit our crowdfunding page.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The September meeting of the JSB Book Club will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 50 Milk Street. For our September meeting we will discuss The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai.

Allure of the Shamisen

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Join us for a special shamisen lecture and demo performance with Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me. Janet will discuss the history and features of this enigmatic instrument. She will also share stories from her own journey to learning to play the shamisen under her eccentric sensei in Japan.

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Kodo 香道 - Incense Appreciation

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Mr. Hata will instruct participants in the art of incense appreciation. 

To get 2:30pm Seating  /  To get 4:30pm Seating

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