Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales

All programs are VIRTUAL, unless stated otherwise. 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 1, 2020: “The Magic Tea Kettle”

A man helps a tanuki, a raccoon dog, in distress and is later rewarded by this playful shape-shifting creature. Learn how not all yokai are scary.

January 7, 2021: “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.

Happy New Year Coloring Page

April 1, 2021: “The Old Man Who Made the Trees Bloom”

Hear the bittersweet tale of magical spring flowers in memory of a faithful dog.

Sakura Kirigami Craft


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In accordance with the Palm Beach County directive, as of August 2nd, 2021, facial coverings for all people will be mandatory indoors while visiting the Morikami Museum.
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