Disaster Recovery Support Exhibit, “Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Walt Disney”

In order to support recovery efforts for the earthquake disaster the Ibaraki Tenshin Memorial Art Museum will be hosting roughly 700 pieces, including artworks and videos, featuring the life of Walt Disney, who overcame many difficulties in order to gain success.


August 18th to October 8th

Sun thru Thurs, 9:30am to 5pm

Fri/Sat, 9:30am to 8pm

(last entry is always 30min before closing time)


Before becoming the man beloved by people of all ages from around the world, Walt Disney had to overcome repeated failures in order to create his own unique world. In order to focus on the life of this man who continues to inspire dreams in people of all kinds the museum has borrowed artifacts and videos that have never been seen in Japan before from the Walt Disney Archives and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The goal is to send out a message of hope and dreams to aid in the earthquake recovery efforts.

The first 110 children of elementary school age or younger will be given free gifts of goods from this exhibition, from August 18th to 27th and every weekend after that (until limit is reached).

Special events:

–          Let’s draw Mickey Mouse!

A character artist from the Disney corporation will be giving special lessons on how to draw Mickey and other characters for elementary school aged children (first 40 children each lesson).

Date: August 25th, 11am/3pm, 30 minutes each time

Location: Entrance Lobby (free admission)

–          Family Workshop, Make your very own unique Disney strap!

There are as many personalities as there are people. This is a workshop where you can use various different beads and parts to create your very own strap accessory.

Dates: 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 10:30am/11:30am/1:30pm/2:30pm each day

*For the morning classes registration begins at 10am, for the afternoon classes at 1pm, first 10 groups of elementary age kids with their guardian)

Location: Lecture Room (free admission)

–          Heart-warming Disney Song Concert

Walt Disney also felt that music had the power to make people happy. This concert features Disney songs performed by the Ibaraki Prefectural Police Band.

Date: 9/22, 11am and 3pm

Location: Entrance Lobby (free admission)

Includes: It’s a Small World, Alice in Wonderland, etc

–          Disney Movie Screenings

8/19 Peter Pan

8/26 Cinderella

9/2 Alice in Wonderland

9/30 Dumbo

10/7 Pinocchio

Starting at 2pm each day

Location: Lecture Hall, free admission, max. 114 people


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