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.