Hello from Japan!
Friday, January 20 through Sunday, May 14
Children’s Museum of Manhattan – 212 W. 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Admission: $12/$8 seniors/Free members and children under 12 months
After a run in 2015 that received high praise, it’s once again time to experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit that teaches children about life in present-day Japan in a playful, immersive environment.
The child-sized Tokyo streetscape and Shinto park covers 1,500 square feet where visitors will learn how time-honored Japanese traditions co-exist with the contemporary culture of kawaii-inspired graphics and products, characterized by round figures, vibrant colors and a whimsical, cute aesthetic.
Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops, and cuter-than-cute kawaii styles. 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.
For more information, please visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s website.