Woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige, 'Ishibe,' (detail) ca. 1833–1834, woodblock print, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James B. Austin

Children’s Day Celebration with Pittsburgh Taiko Drummers

Carnegie Museum of Art

Free with Admission


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.

This event is cosponsored by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.