Just behind the museum, through the garden and tucked away on Yamato Island you’ll find the original museum building – the Yamato-Kan. In this traditionally styled building lies your window to life in Japan: Japan through the Eyes of a Child. This exhibit, developed by the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C., transports young visitors to Japan in an exhibit designed especially for them.
Japan through the Eyes of a Child (or JTEC for short) spotlights four different aspects of life for kids in Japan: an elementary school classroom, a Japanese home, a typical main street and a train station. Each area gives young visitors and their families the opportunity to explore daily life in Japan.
Every few months Morikami offers an interactive option at JTEC with the purchase of $1 passport, and this weekend marks the last one until our new season of educational programs kicks off in September. This option comes complete with a mini-lesson from our staff, so don’t miss this opportunity to get a detailed introduction (for those new to JTEC and Morikami) or a fresh perspective (if you’ve visited the exhibit before) on this authentic Japanese experience.