Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales

Craft activity for kids of all ages

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.

  • Family Fun days are FREE with paid museum admission. (Unless otherwise specified)
  • Pre-registration is not required.


  • 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.
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