June 10 - September 3, 2017
Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit!
Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment. Hello from Japan! will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words.
Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii* styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families.
The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree.
Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.
Hello from Japan! is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums.
Local Presenting Sponsor
Janet Kjellstrom Family Foundation
The Steven & Andrea Jensen Family