Children’s Day – Kodomo no Hi
Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

Celebrate Children’s Day with your family at the Morikami!

DATE  Saturday, May 5, 2018

TIME  10am-5pm

PRICE  FREE with paid admission unless otherwise specified.

Celebrate Children’s Day with your family at the Morikami! Enjoy a day of fun crafts to celebrate Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi), held on May 5th each year. Make a hanging carp streamer (koinobori) or origami samurai helmet.


  • Film Screening – Ponyo
    (Dubbed version)
  • Times: 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Cost: $5 (with paid museum admission – children ages 3 and under free)
  • Location: Morikami Theater
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Enjoy the adventures of Ponyo on the big screen! Perfect for audiences of all ages.

Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke.

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  • Kabuto: Samurai Helmet –Library
    (10:00am- 4:30pm)
    Show your courage and strength important characteristics represented by the samurai helmet, kabuto. Create your own origami kabuto and be a warrior for the day.
  • Koinobori: Carp Streamer – Classroom A
    Make your own koinobori carp streamer to fly at home.
  • Make a Wish on a Koinobori Scale! – Lobby
    (10am- 5pm)
    Write a wish on a koinobori scale to be displayed on our koinobori


  • Get your own Sound Safari fan for cool fun in the gardens. Walk through the gardens and discover the world of Japanese sound effects. Fans are a $1 donation (All proceeds go towards Morikami education programs).
  • Get a chance to feed the koi at the Yamato-kan
    See the Morikami koi swim in a beautiful dance of color. $1 for fish food.


Carp windsocks, or Koinobori, fly outside the Morikami every year for Children’s Day.
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Kid’s crafts!

Enjoy feeding our koi.