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10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Kamishibai Storytelling: How the Mountain Witch Got Eaten Up

The Museum is offering limited programming during its initial reopening. Additional new and familiar programs will be added as they become safely available.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:15pm
Most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:15.
Ages: 
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Location: 
Outside the Japanese House

A dreamy dinner party becomes a nightmare when a young boy finds himself in the clutches of the Mountain Witch! Can he escape before he winds up on the menu? It’s eat or be eaten in this nail-biting tale of inner strength and cunning, told in anticipation of Halloween.
 

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

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