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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Wednesday - Sunday
2 Time Slots
10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Kamishibai Storytelling: Tadpole Number One-Hundred-and-One

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, June 5, 2019 - 12:15pm
Most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:15.
Ages: 
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Location: 
outside the Japanese House

Gather around for Kamishibai storytelling! With 101 little tadpoles to look after, Mother Frog sure is busy! But what happens when one of her babies swims off on his own? Join Mother Frog on her quest to find him in this bubbly tale of love, adventure, and responsibility, shared in honor of Japan’s rainy season.


 

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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