The Saturn Theater


The Saturn Theater

The Saturn Theater is a small theater in the basement of the Museum with only about 80 seats. There you can watch an original short animated film from Studio Ghibli, which can only be seen in the Museum's theater. A blue sky and lots of colorful flowers are drawn on the ceiling and walls. When the film ends, the windows open and the sunshine comes in. You can sit on a little red bench or the back of a seat to see the big screen without being blocked.

Screening Schedule

November 16 - December 26, 2019 (tentative) Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (11 min 37 sec)
January 3 - 31, 2020 (tentative) A Sumo Wrestler's Tail (12 min 55 sec)
*Admission to the Saturn Theater is limited to one screening per visit.

Current Film


In a lonesome water mill deep in a forest of briers and brambles lives a witch named Baba Yaga. There the witch keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces the tiny egg-girl to do all the hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a large batch of kneaded dough resting in a trough suddenly comes to life from the witch's spell. Fearful of the witch, the Egg Princess and her new friend decide to run away. What will lay ahead for the two of them...?

The story unfolds under the spell of Joe Hisaishi's arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi's La Folia.