Programs for Families
Education Programs offers a range of events that encourage children and accompanying adults to connect with Japanese culture and history through authentic, engaging experiences.
Japan's Annual Festivities
Families participate in hands-on demonstrations, crafts and performances in our series of events organized around some of Japan’s annual festivities. These include Oshogatsu(New Year’s Day), Hinamatsuri(Doll’s Festival), Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day), Tanabata(Star Festival), Shichigosan, (7-5-3 Celebration), and Kuromori Kagura: Traditional Music and Dance.
Oshogatsu is a part of CelebrASIA NYC: New Year’s Festivities for Families, a series of programs offered by Japan Society, The Korea Society, Asia Society and Museum, China Institute in America and the Rubin Museum of Art introducing children to New Year’s traditions through hands-on workshops, performances and auspicious food.
For more information about the 2011 season, visit www.celebrasia.org.
Art Carts actively explore Japan Society Gallery Exhibits and other topics. A museum educator guides inquiry, helping children acquire context-building information while developing visual analysis and critical thinking skills. Families are invited to handle objects and artifacts.
Children can send a message to children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and its aftermath through our Kids4Japan Facebook page.
Upcoming Family Events
Saturday, January 4, 2 PMJoin an interactive, family-friendly tour of our autumn exhibition, Rebirth: Recent Works by Mariko Mori with a Japan Society Educator and participate in a hands-on workshop with artist Petra Pankow to make an aerial display of stars and planets and a bound moon journal. Recommended for children 8-12 years old.