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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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

May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan!  Join us as we celebrate Children’s Day with stories of courageous children!

  • May 1 - Kintaro’s Adventures/The Dragon’s Tears
  • May 8 - The Three Lucky Charms/The Mother Cat
  • May 15 - Kon and Pon
  • May 22 - The Dragon’s Tears/The Three Lucky Charms
  • May 29 - The Mother Cat/Momotaro


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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