Special and Seasonal
Each year, these special exhibits are held four times in Bldg. 1 and three
times in Bldg. 6. Toys and dolls are presented from various angles.
Japanese Festival through Folk Toys
||7/1/17(Sat.) to 11/14/17(Tues.)
Festival toys are displayed, such as miniature floats, portable shrines,
paper-mache masks, and small heads of Shishi (an imaginary asian animal
which resembles a lion), which had once been sold at street stands during
festival days. You could visit various Japanese festivals held from the
northern to southern regions through this exhibit of about 350 items.
Ethnic musical instruments from around the World ＆ Toys that make sounds.
||6/11/17(Sun.) to 10/22/17(Sun.)
This exhibition introduces audible toys that have been loved by children
from all over the world by type, including rattles, toy drums, zinging
tops and earthenware whistles. Simple ethnic musical instruments for children
from around 60 countries are also introduced, grouped by how they make
sounds, such as by shaking, beating, blowing, rubbing, or snapping. The
exhibit in total has around 1,000 items.
Here for past exhibitions.