Annual Events

Annual Schedule ( April 2011 - March 2012 )

  • The World of Omocha-es, Printed Paper Toys ~ To See, Make, Play and Learn ~The World of Omocha-es, Printed Paper Toys
    ~To See, Make, Play and Learn~

    March 26 - May 29

    Omocha-es are practical ukiyo-es devised not only to see and enjoy but to make and play and also to play and learn. They are full of variety. For examples, we can cut out, paste, put up and give them three-dimensional effect. You can enjoy changing pictures through folding and turning them over. Some of other others are playing riddles and a kind of illustrated reference book. Omocha-es are fated to be disposed as consumables and therefore very valuable if they are existing now. We introduce such an attractive world of Omocha-es in which the customs and fashion of those days are well designed.

    Events

    + May 3 Demonstration of Hand Printed Ukiyo-e, colored woodblock print
    + May 5 ' Let's Make Koinobori, carp streamer '
    + may 15 Lecture ' The World of Omocha-es '

    Kawari-e, Changing pictures

  • ummer Paper Special Series Complete Analysis of Milk Cartons !Summer Paper Special Series
    Complete Analysis of Milk Cartons !

    June 14 - September 4

    About when were the familiar milk cartons born and how produced ? Their history, manufacturing process, ways and means to assure their contents and sanitation, recycling process, recycled products and so on, we display them plainly. We also especially exhibit outstanding works from ' Competition 2010 "Play and Learn with Milk Cartons" ', which is competition of handcrafts made from used milk cartons.

    Events

    + July21 and August25 ' Let's Play with Paper ! '
    + July28 ' Let's Learn the Secret of Milk Cartons ! '
    + August11 ' Let's Learn about Paper ! '
    + August18 ' Let's Make from Milk Cartons ! '

    ' Milk Packun '
    Yohkannkyo's character

  • The 100th Birth Anniversary Exhibition Akira Yoshizawa's Creative ORIGAMIThe 100th Birth Anniversary Exhibition
    Akira Yoshizawa's Creative ORIGAMI

    September17 - November27

    Yoshizawa's Origami born from his new sensitivity and raised to the creative plastic arts has been widespread in the world as ORIGAMI, the art of paper folding. Commemorating the late Akira Yoshizawa's 100th birth anniversary we have this exhibition. Akira Yoshizawa had been admired that he had divine hands. Inspiring into a sheet of paper, he could express through Origami such the whole of creation as living things like animals and plants, masks, images, heavenly bodies and others. We will exhibit the footprints of his origami to which he devoted, including his works and other precious materials from which you may know his creative activities.

    Events

    + October15 Workshop ' Creative Origami Class ' by Kiyo Yoshizawa
    + November23 Workshop ' Kids Fun Origami Class ' by Kiyo Yoshizawa

    The late Akira Yoshizawa while in life

  • Celebrating with Paper and Admiring Paper ~ Oriental Zodiac Ornament and Hina Dolls ~Celebrating with Paper and Admiring Paper
    ~ Oriental Zodiac Ornament and Hina Dolls ~

    December10 - March4, 2012

    From the museum collection, we exhibit colorful paper products relating to the New Year and the Doll Festival. Examples are paper animals of the year, such good luck charms as Seven Gods of Good Fortunes, paper cutouts of good omens, paper hina dolls, papier mache box ' dog keeping vigil ', ukiyo-e, and paper with colored figures.

    Events

    + February15, 2012 Workshop ' Paper Hina Dolls '

    Paper dolls

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