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Kamishibai Storytelling: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:15pm
Most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:15.
Ages: 
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Location: 
outside the Japanese House

When a childless bamboo-cutter discover a tiny infant in a bamboo stalk, he lovingly raises the child into a beautiful young woman. But what happens when this mysterious maiden reveals an unusually celestial secret…? Join us for a poignant tale of love, loss and being true to yourself, told in honor of the Studio Ghibli film.

 

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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