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01/29/15

‘Hello From Japan!’ By LAUREL GRAEBER Poor Godzilla. He didn’t make the cut. “Hello From Japan!,” the latest exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, crams a lot of culture into one room. While it doesn’t include movie monsters — perhaps too scary? — it has other fanciful Japanese creatures: dragons, beckoning white cats (they’re good luck) and yuru-kyara, odd mascots representing places, sports teams, b... more »

Children's Museum Offers Kids Glimpse at Life in Japan

01/16/15

New York 1 by TARA LYNN WAGNER View video » Japan may be half way around the world, but a new exhibit in Manhattan is bringing the country's culture to city kids. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed this report. Consider it a trip to Japan without the long flight. A bright and bubbly new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan is called Hello from Japan! Having already explored Greece and China in their culture series, museum officials thought Jap... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Hello from Japan! A New Exhibition and Program Series, Opens Today at The Children's Museum of Manhattan

01/16/15

Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOMNew York, NY – January 16, 2015 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of Hello from Japan!, an interactive traveling exhibit that will transport families to a present-day setting in Tokyo. The multimedia exhibit and program series will run through May 17, 2015. The 1,500-square-foot exhibition, funded by The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhi... more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Celebrate Opening of Hello from Japan! at CMOM on January 15

01/14/15

New Interactive Exhibit Transports Families to a Present-Day Setting in Tokyo, Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOM The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will celebrate the opening of Hello from Japan!, a new interactive exhibit that enables families to experience and learn about Tokyo’s vibrant culture and present-day life in Japan, on Thursday, January 15 from 10am-noon at CMOM (212 West 83rd Street). The multimedia e... more »

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Kamishibai Weekend: The Art of Storytelling, 10:00am

All ages

Japan has a rich storytelling legacy that has entertained and shared important lessons to generations of Japanese people. Join us at CMOM for a weekend full of activities that explore different forms of storytelling such as puppet performance, woodblock print making and traditional Kamishibai story telling.    

Bunraku Puppets, 10:00am

All ages

Design your own mechanical puppet and work together like traditional Bunraku puppet performers to create your own story!. 

10am-12:45pm 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

Kamishibai for Kids, 2:00pm

5 & older

Watch as the story unfolds before your eyes in this traditional form of Japanese storytelling, which dates back to the Twelfth Century. Storyteller Dr. Tara McGowan will take you through an exciting tale, and help you create your own story.  

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Kamishibai for Kids, 3:30pm

5 & older

Watch as the story unfolds before your eyes in this traditional form of Japanese storytelling, which dates back to the Twelfth Century. Storyteller Dr. Tara McGowan will take you through an exciting tale, and help you create your own story.  

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

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