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308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Friday: 10am-9pm

Kamishibai Storytelling - Let’s Learn About the Seasons!

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Wednesday, March 6, 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.

March is the month where spring will start.  As spring approaches, let’s learn about the different seasons with kamishibai-Japanese story telling!

  • March 6 - The Old Man Who Made Trees Bloom/Urashima Taro

  • March 13 - Urashima Taro/The Mountain of Goodies

  • March 20 - The Mountain of Goodies/Buying Mittens

  • March 27 - Buying Mittens/The Old Man Who Made Trees Bloom


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

Happy Father's Day! The Museum will offer half price admission for dads on June 16.
In-Museum ticket purchases only. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available