Popular genres of art and culture Japan 2019, by gender

According to a survey conducted in February 2019, close to 47 percent of female respondents in Japan stated that they appreciated visual arts such as paintings, sculptures, and craft arts within the last year, while approximately 46 percent of male respondents preferred to watch movies in theaters.

Most popular genres of art and culture among people in Japan as of February 2019, by gender

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

February 15 to 20, 2019

Number of respondents

1,644 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Visual arts refer to paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts, ceramics, calligraphy, photography, design, architecture, fashion design and such.
**"Enka" refers to a Japanese music genre with a traditional Japanese style of singing.
***Cultural assets refer to historical architecture, remains, places of scenic beauty such as a gardens.
****Variety entertainment refers to comic story, comic dialogue, magic, street performances, and such.
*****Traditional Japanese entertainment refers to Japanese traditional plays such as "Kabuki", "Noh", Japanese puppet theaters, or Japanese traditional court music.

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

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