Rental Exhibitions

Rental Exhibitions

If you are interested in renting any of the exhibitions below, please call us first at 323-761-7510 or e-mail us at In principal, rental of our exhibitions is free of charge. However, the renter is responsible for covering shipping charges both ways including insurance. Please read the terms and conditions in the rental application.

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Japan in a Box

These items are useful for teaching elementary school classes of up to 24 students about Japanese language and culture for a one-hour lesson. Japan in a box can be used by a teacher with or without knowledge of Japanese culture and language.


Japanese Toys

We have traditional Japanese toys divided into four different categories based on their theme. They are great tools for teaching Japanese culture and history, and they are also great items to display at community events to introduce Japanese culture.

  • Set 1 Traditional Toys (17 items)
  • Set 2 Wooden Toys (18 items)
  • Set 3 Edo and Bamboo Toys (19 items)
  • Set 4 New Year Toys (14 items)



Kamishibai (“paper-theater”) is a form of storytelling that originated in Japan. It consists of large (15” x 10.5”) illustrated cards with text on the back of each card. A storyteller reads the text on the back of the card stack, pulls the card from the front of the stack and slides it to the back, reads text from there and repeats the process as the story goes.  From traditional to contemporary stories, our wide ranging collection of kamishibai stories can be used as teaching materials of Japanese language and culture.

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