Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Stories read by our Youth Coordinator.

Time: 1:00pm
(Last usually 20-30 minutes)

Location: Classroom A (unless otherwise noted)
Mori Stories are FREE with paid museum admission

No reservations needed

Bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai paper theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories and learn more about the celebration of our festivals. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.

  • October 3, 2019: George’s Journey
    Learn about how the Morikami came to be, and why the Lantern Festival is so important.
  • January 2, 2020: How the Years Were Named
    In Japan, each year belongs to one of 12 different animals in a cycle. Listen to the tale of how this tradition came to be.
  • April 2, 2020: The Old Man Who Made the Trees Bloom
    Come hear the bittersweet tale of magical spring flowers in memory of a faithful dog.