Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
Open January 16 – May 17
Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in CMOM’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words.
Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii* styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families.
The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree.
Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.Program Schedule
The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline
“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.