Hello from Japan!

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will present the fun and interactive exhibit Hello From Japan! from May 30 – September 7, 2015. Children will enjoy learning about life in present-day Japan through this playful, immersive display and its related programming. SC Humanities supported the collateral public programs with a Major Grant in February 2015.

The Hello From Japan! exhibit will transport attendees to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: the Kawaii Central streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuki district and the beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park. Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions co-exist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture. 15,000 people have viewed the exhibit from May 29 – July 1, 2015.

There will be a variety of public programs offered while the exhibit is on display, including art workshops on traditional Japanese crafts and demonstrations on sushi and tea ceremonies. All public programs are designed for hands-on learning. A detailed schedule of events is available on the website at http://www.tcmupstate.org/.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s mission is to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Conveniently located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, visitors will experience 19 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, and the environment. For more information, visit. www.tcmupstate.org.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.

Image courtesy of Manhattan Children’s Museum