Matchan, Linda. “A House Party Japanese Style: Children’s Museum Celebrates Opening of Its Artisan’s House.” The Boston Globe, April 17, 1980. A newspaper article about the opening of the exhibit.
“A Japanese Roof Raising in Boston.” ASIA magazine, January-February, 1980. Describes how the 5 carpenters built The Japanese House within Boston Children’s Museum.
Gleason, Paul. “Works and Woods: Architecture and ecology in Japan.” Harvard Magazine, September-October, 2008. A tour of The Japanese House with Harvard associate professor Yukio Lippit, focusing on the use of various woods by Japanese builders of machiya.
Campbell, Robert. “A Japanese House for All Ages.” The Boston Globe, August 20, 1980. The Boston Globe’s architecture critic writes about The Japanese House for the Sunday magazine.
Bedford, Leslie and Leslie Swartz. "Cultural Learning: Two Models." Boston Stories, Website. A discussion of how Boston Children’s Museum developed its approach to the teaching about Japan and China.
Prepare New Year’s greeting cards and learn the Japanese zodiac.
Make oni masks for good health in the coming spring.
Learn about Daruma, a symbol of will power and determination.