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

August 1 - 31, 2019 (tentative) Boro the Caterpillar (14 min 20 sec)
September 1 - 30, 2019 (tentative) The Day I Bought a Star (16 min 3 sec)
October 1 - 3, 2019 (tentative) Mon Mon the Water Spider (14 min 54 sec)
*Admission to the Saturn Theater is limited to one screening per visit.

Current Film


Just before dawn, Boro the Caterpillar hatched from an egg among patches of scrub grass. Looking around for the first time in fascination, he noticed the brilliance of the morning sun and a deliciousness in the air. As the sun lights up the grove, the borogiku (groundsel) leaves began to photosynthesize. "The air and water taste great!" Boro stepped out into the world of caterpillars' friends and foes.

Computer graphics and hand-drawn animation were combined to create a world seen through the eyes of an insect, and all sound effects were provided by the voice of Tamori.