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Connect with Carle\'s work through play at this fun event

Eric Carle: Book to Play

Explore Eric Carle's works through play activities

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: PLAY! Museum, Tachikawa When: Jun 10th - Mar 28th 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm

One of the most iconic children's books of all time is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Carle wrote and illustrated the book which was first published back in 1969, and it has been translated into various languages and loved across the globe since then. Tachikawa's Play! Museum is hosting an exhibition titled "Eric Carle: Book to Play", where visitors can connect with Carle's works through fun activities.

The on-site cafe also has a range of themed eats and drinks on offer, including a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" chocolate gateaux cake, fruit parfait, and pizza toast.

Getting there

The Play! Museum in Tachikawa is located 5 minutes on foot from the JR Tachikawa Station's North Exit, or 5 minutes on foot from the Tachikawa Kita Station's North Exit.

There is no dedicated parking lot for the Play! Museum, so visitors who are traveling by private vehicle are advised to park at the neighboring Green Springs lot. There are 180 car spaces, and parking is charged at 250 yen for each 30 minutes on weekdays, and 300 yen for each 30 minutes on weekends.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elizabeth S a month ago
Japanese people know the Very Hungry Caterpillar as Hara Peko Aomushi. It looks like the chefs at the cafe are really into playing with the food!
Elizabeth S a month ago
It’s just as charming in Japanese, and great for learning language.

I taught a children’s program here using the English version. Kids loved it! They memorized it without prompting, it’s that compelling.
Kim B Author a month ago
I loved his book when I was a kid, and now my kids love it too!
Sherilyn Siy a month ago
That pizza toast is edible art
Kim B Author a month ago
I love how creative they are with the food ideas!