Make an Amabie Amulet
Learn about the Japanese supernatural creature Amabie and create an amulet with her image.
The Monk and the Samurai
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Jeff Byers, tells a story about a monk and a samurai in the Asian Art Museum’s Japan galleries.
Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles
Hear the origin story of the Hindu deity Ganesha and learn how to identify depictions of Ganesha with the use of artworks in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.
Narasimha: A Story about the Hindu Deity Vishnu
Monica Desai tells a story about Narasimha, an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
Odon the Giant
Discover how even little guys can overcome a giant in this Philippine story told by Asian Art Museum storyteller, Ann Riley.
Nowruz, The New Day of the New Year
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Leta Bushyhead, tells a story about the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
Celebrating the New Year in Japan: Jizo
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Leta Bushyhead, tells a new year story about Jizo, a deity whose statues are a common sight throughout Japan, especially by roadsides. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children.
Vishnu's Gatekeepers: Jaya and Vijaya
Asian Art Museum Storyteller Leta Bushyhead tells a scene from from the Rama epic (Ramayana) with the use of artworks in the museum’s collection.
An introduction to Shinto, one of Japan’s earliest belief systems.