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Boston, MA 02210
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Friday: 10am-9pm

Kamishibai Storytelling - Fun with Fuzzy Friends

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:15pm
Most Sundays at 2:15 and Wednesdays at 12:15.
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
outside the Japanese House

Listen to Japanese stories that feature animals!  These stories include themes of honesty, friendship, and bravery.  Learn more about kamishibai-Japanese Story time.

  • January 9 - The Sloth’s Home/The Mother Cat

  • January 16 - Buying Mittens/The Tongue Cut Sparrow

  • January 23 - The Old Man Who Made Trees Bloom/The Mouse Wedding

  • January 30 - Kon and Pon


Kamishibai is a traditional method of storytelling in Japan using a set of story picture cards in a small wooden stage. In olden days before the era of televisions, Kamishibai was very popular entertainment for children, and storytellers, also candy sellers, came on bicycles to perform on the streets. Although these street performers are no longer to be found, Kamishibai is still a popular and appreciated form of storytelling and oral tradition in Japan today.

Liz reading kamishibai

PlaySpace will be closing on Monday, June 24 for the construction of a new space for 0 to 3 year olds and their caregivers.

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