Join us for a fun-filled day of craft activities celebrating the Doll Festival, Hina Matsuri! Make a doll festival mobile to hang in your room, emperor and empress origami, or a doll display decoration to add some doll festival flair to your room! Come see a traditional Doll Festival display, customarily set out by families with daughters to wish good health and happiness for girls. Get the chance to meet and learn about Miss Gunma, the Japanese Friendship Doll, who turns 91 this year!
DATES Saturday, March 3, 2018
TIME All day (10:00am—5:00pm)
LOCATION Throughout the museum
ALL DAY FREE ACTIVITIES
- Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Talk by Alan Pate (1:00pm)
Location: Morikami Theater
*No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis.
- Tsurushibina: Mobile Craft– Library (10am-4:30pm)
Create a fun hanging mobile featuring symbolic images to represent good health and happiness for children.
- Origami and Doll Display Craft – Classroom A (10am-3pm)
Make your own emperor and empress origami, or a Hina Matsuri doll display to decorate your home.
- Friendship doll bookmarks – Lobby (10am-5pm)
Color and take home a friend that will hold your place in your book.
• Pre-registration is not required.
- 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).