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308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

Kamishibai Storytelling - Courageous Children

Please note: all programs and events will not be held during the Museum’s closure. Print Page
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:15pm
Most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:15.
3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
Outside the Japanese House

Listen to stories about brave young children who learn how to solve their problems and face their fears!

  • November 9 - The Kappa, The Tengu, and the Kaminari/The Ogre Who Sank to the Bottom of the Sea
  • November 23 - Buying Mittens/Let’s Eat Onigiri!
  • November 30 - The Kappa, The Tengu, and the Kaminari/Buying Mittens


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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