Popular genres of art and culture events to attend in Japan FY 2022

Most popular genres of art and culture to appreciate on site in Japan in fiscal year 2022

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Release date

July 2023



Survey time period

fiscal year 2022; the fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year; the survey data was collected between January 27 to 31, 2023

Number of respondents

3,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

multiple answers possible; attendance within the last year

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

¹Historical architecture includes shrines, temples, castles, remains, and places of scenic beauty, such as a gardens, etc.
²Visual arts includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts, ceramics, calligraphy, photography, design, architecture, fashion design, digital art, etc.
³Modern music includes pop, rock, jazz, folk, and enka (a Japanese chanson-like genre with a distinct vibrato singing style), etc.
Classical music includes orchestras, chamber music, opera, choirs, and brass bands, etc.
Entertainment performances includes several types of Japanese comedy acts (such as rakugo and manzai), magic tricks, street performances, and other physical artistry.
Folkloric cultural assets include local traditional performances and festivals
Traditional Japanese entertainment includes kabuki, noh, bunraku, koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, and other traditional court music, as well as Buddhistic recitations.
Foreign dances includes street dances (like break dance and hip hop), jazz dance, folkloric dances (such as hula, flamenco, salsa), and social dances.

Original question: "Which genre of art and culture did you appreciate within the last year?"

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