90 Years of Kinder book - The world of children traced through pictures and songs

Printing Museum

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Kinder book was born as “Observational Picture Books Kinder Book” in November 1927 and will be turning 90 years old in 2017. It was an early forerunner of monthly childcare picture books that were distributed directly to kindergartens and has been closely connected to early childhood education for many generations. Looking back over the many years over which this magazine has been published, the lives of the people involved and the affection with which the creators addressed their readers is even now vividly conveyed. With the improvements in printing technology, photographs could later be included in addition to illustrations, which have been a feature since the very first issue. Combining photographs and illustrations, the expression has greatly changed over the decades. The world of Kinder book will be revealed here.

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Event Date: Nov. 4 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Venue: Toppan Hall
Admission: ¥1500 (all free seating, includes admission to the Printing Museum)



from October 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Closed on Mondays but open on Jan. 8. Closed Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, Jan 9.


Adults: ¥500, University Students: ¥300, High and Junior High School Students: ¥200, Elementary School Students and under, Seniors over 65, Persons with a Disability Certificate + 1 Companion: Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.


Address: Toppan Koishikawa Bldg., 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531
Phone: 03-5840-2300 Fax: 03-5840-1567

8 minutes walk from Edogawabashi Station on the Yurakucho Line; 13 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station on the JR, Yurakucho, Tozai, Tozai, Nanboku and Oedo Lines; 10 minutes walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi and Nanboku Lines

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