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Boston, MA 02210
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Friday: 10am-9pm

Kamishibai Storytelling - My Sky

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 12:15pm
Most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:15.
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Outside the Japanese House

March has stories that are all about the wonderful things that can be seen up in the sky!  Whether real or imaginary, listen to the stories of what is happening up in our beautiful sky.

  • March 7th - The Kappa, The Tengu, and The Kaminari/The Bamboo Princess
  • March 14th - Nya-on/The Bambo Princess
  • March 21st - Nya-on/The Kappa, The Tengu, and The Kaminari


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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