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Last Chance of the Season for an Interactive Glimpse at Life in Japan

Just behind the museum, through the garden and tucked away on Yamato Island you’ll find the original museum building – the Yamato-Kan. In this traditionally styled building lies your window to life in Japan: Japan through the Eyes of a Child. This exhibit, developed by the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C., transports young visitors to Japan in an exhibit designed especially for them.

Japan through the Eyes of a Child (or JTEC for short) spotlights four different aspects of life for kids in Japan: an elementary school classroom, a Japanese home, a typical main street and a train station. Each area gives young visitors and their families the opportunity to explore daily life in Japan.

Every few months Morikami offers an interactive option at JTEC with the purchase of $1 passport, and this weekend marks the last one until our new season of educational programs kicks off in September. This option comes complete with a mini-lesson from our staff, so don’t miss this opportunity to get a detailed introduction (for those new to JTEC and Morikami) or a fresh perspective (if you’ve visited the exhibit before) on this authentic Japanese experience.

Explore the three writing systems, Japanese textbooks, and unique book-bags and uniforms on display in the Elementary School Classroom.

Explore the three writing systems, Japanese textbooks, and unique book-bags and uniforms on display in the Elementary School Classroom.

 

The "house" is represented by a suite of three rooms, including a sitting room, a kitchen and bathroom. Students are free to explore these rooms, wonder why the bath tub is so deep, yet so short, and puzzle over the many buttons and dials on the space-age toilet.

The “house” is represented by a suite of three rooms, including a sitting room, a kitchen and bathroom. Students are free to explore these rooms, wonder why the bath tub is so deep, yet so short, and puzzle over the many buttons and dials on the space-age toilet.

 

Visit the exhibit's most ambitious offering, replicating a neighborhood shopping street. Japan is known for its stationery goods, and here is a stationery store stocked with school supplies, as well as popular Japanese toys.

Visit the exhibit’s most ambitious offering, replicating a neighborhood shopping street. Japan is known for its stationery goods, and here is a stationery store stocked with school supplies, as well as popular Japanese toys.

 

 

Japan's public transportation system is one of the best in the world and a great way to see the country. JTEC visitors walk onto a train platform and board the famed Shinkansen Bullet Train. Once inside, they sit in seats from a real Bullet Train and see what Japan's fastest mode of transportation is like.

Japan’s public transportation system is one of the best in the world and a great way to see the country. JTEC visitors walk onto a train platform and board the famed Shinkansen Bullet Train. Once inside, they sit in seats from a real Bullet Train and see what Japan’s fastest mode of transportation is like.

 

 

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