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

March 1 - 31, 2020 (tentative) Koro's Big Day Out (15 min 2 sec)
April 1 - 30, 2020 (tentative) House Hunting (12 min 11 sec)
*Admission to the Saturn Theater is limited to one screening per visit.

Current Film


The puppy Koro rushes out of the house chasing Sawako leaving for school, but Koro gets lost. In unfamiliar places, Koro is nearly run over by a car, threatened by an alley cat... For little Koro, everything he encounters outside is new and a big adventure. Meanwhile, Sawako comes home to learn that Koro is gone. She frantically tries to find him.

The suburban Tokyo backgrounds for this work were drawn using an innovative style incorporating color pencils as the medium.