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

October 1 - November 3, 2019 (tentative) Mon Mon the Water Spider (14 min 54 sec)
November 16 - December 26, 2019 (tentative) Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (11 min 37 sec)
*Admission to the Saturn Theater is limited to one screening per visit.

Current Film


Mon Mon the water spider swims back and forth to the water surface every day to get bubbles of air. One day, Mon Mon meets a damsel water strider who is freely gliding on the water surface. Mon Mon falls in love. On lonely nights in the swamp, all he can think about is the water strider. Is there any chance that his love will be answered?

This story was created based on the panorama box "Mon Mon the Water Spider" displayed in the "Beginning of Movement" room.