Bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai, Paper Theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
October 28th, 2023: “The Old Man and the Fox” and “The Three Magic Charms”
The Old Man and the Fox: A humorous tale about an old man who decides to play a trick on a sleeping fox; instead, he ends up learning a lesson himself.
The Three Magic Charms: A young boy uses three paper charms to outwit a wicked Yamanba (yah-man-bah) or Mountain Woman.
January 4th, 2024: “The Fisherman and the Dragon Palace”
Follow the tale of Urashima Taro, a kind young fisherman who accepts an invitation to visit a palace under the sea, as he learns that adventures sometimes have consequences.
April 4th, 2024: “The Tubmaker Who Flew To the Sky”
Listen to the whimsical tale of a tubmaker who fools around while working and ends up flying into the sky to make rain with the Thunder God.