Family Fun

Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, please note that the location and format of our Family Fun events are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Discover Japanese culture with our Family Fun programs! These activities and workshops allow the whole family to enjoy and learn Japanese arts and crafts together, while learning about Japanese culture and customs.

Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Setsubun (Virtual)
Held every February, Setsubun welcomes the arrival of spring and brings good luck for the New Year. Families in Japan throw roasted soybeans outside of their house or at someone dressed up like an oni, a naughty ogre-like creature. Make your own oni to chase away and bring in good luck to your life!
12:00PM, Saturday, February 5, 2022
Virtual
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Kumihimo (Virtual)
Kumihimo is the traditional technique of making braids and cords in Japan. Join us in making a kumihimo bracelet for yourself or a loved one.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 5, 2022
Virtual
All programs are VIRTUAL, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
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. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
1:00PM, Thursday, April 7, 2022
Virtual
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Mother’s Day Origami Flower Pot Card (Virtual)
Join us and make your own origami tulip in a flower pot card, just in time to celebrate a blooming woman in your life!
12:00PM, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Virtual
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Father’s Day Tie Card (Virtual)
Join us and learn how to make an original card in the shape of a shirt with an origami tie for an inspirational man in your life.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 19, 2022
Virtual
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata (Virtual)
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Friday, July 1, 2022
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 2, 2022
Virtual
10:00AM, Sunday, July 3, 2022
Virtual
10:00AM, Monday, July 4, 2022
Virtual
10:00AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Off-site
10:00AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Virtual
10:00AM, Thursday, July 7, 2022
Virtual
Educational Programming
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All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The 2021-2022 season runs from October 2021 through the summer of 2022.  

10:00AM, Monday, August 1, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Mountain Day Chigiri-e (Virtual)
Chigiri-e is when torn paper is used to make an image. Celebrate Mountain Day, a Japanese holiday to remind us of the importance of the mountains, by making a mountain out of chigiri-e.
12:00PM, Saturday, August 20, 2022
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tsukimi
Tsukimi literally means moon-viewing. Learn about the different elements involved in Tsukimi Festivals by making your own hanging decoration.
12:00PM, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
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