Monday, April 9, 2018

Children's Day (こどもの日) at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 5.

"Children's Day Japan" (Creative Commons).

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania will host a Children's Day (こどもの日,kodomo-no hi celebration on Saturday, May 5 at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Celebrate the children in your life by attending Kodomo no hi—Children’s Day—at CMOA!

The art and culture of Japan awaits your entire family inspired by this Japanese national holiday and our exhibition Hiroshige’s Tōkaidō Road. Learn about the traditions associated with celebrating the strength, happiness, and good fortune of children on this special day. Make flags decorated with spirited koi fish (carp), listen to Japanese folk tales and stories, see and touch a Samurai helmet, and try a traditional rice Mochi cake. View the prints and touch a woodblock in the exhibition and create your own prints that tell about a favorite journey. The powerful rumbling sounds of Pittsburgh Taiko drummers round out this fun-filled afternoon.

Drumming performances in Hall of Sculpture at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m.
The event is free with admission, and coincides with the ongoing exhibition of Hiroshige’s Tōkaidō Road wood block prints. The museum is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map), accessible by buses 28X, 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71B, 71D, 75, and P3.