US-Japan exchange through art: From Japanese traditional arts and crafts by early modern or modern artists and craftsmen to cutting-edge works by contemporary artists.

Founded in 1905 by the renowned chemist, Dr. Jokichi Takamine, The Nippon Club strives to tighten the unity of the Japanese community and strengthen the relationship between the United States and Japan. For over 115 years, The Nippon Club has fostered exchange between these two nations by hosting an eclectic range of events. These include art exhibitions, sports tournaments, business workshops, and instruction in contemporary culture and traditional Japanese arts. The Nippon Club takes pride in its role as one of New York’s oldest cultural institutions.

At The Nippon Gallery on the 7th floor of The Nippon Club Tower, we introduce culture, art and history from both countries in the hope to foster friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. The gallery space is large (approximately 1250 sq ft, -116 m2), and can display large works. Located in the convenient Manhattan Midtown West, The Nippon Gallery, which is used by many Japanese companies in New York City and its suburbs, is also a great place to give a presentation in New York. During the long history of The Nippon Club, many artists have presented their works at The Nippon Gallery.
Currently, the world is "closed" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Internet allows us to feel connected and without borders more than ever before. Due to these circumstances, The Nippon Club is starting “The Nippon Club WEB Gallery” in order to continue to introduce excellent artists and art works not only in New York but around the world. We are able to do this because of support from the J.C.C. Fund (Philanthropic Fund of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New York) At “The Nippon Club WEB Gallery”, we will introduce artists and works of art to the world in both Japanese and English.

At the newly launched “The Nippon Club WEB Gallery", we will introduce a wide range of artwork from traditional pieces created by outstanding early modern or modern artists and craftsmen to cutting edge pieces by contemporary artists. In addition, we will provide a number of opportunities for you to explore art such as virtual gallery talks and workshops to deepen your understanding of the works and the artists.

We hope to share the joy of art with everyone who loves art around the world.