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 and learn more about the celebration of our festivals. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
October 1, 2020: “The Magic Tea Kettle”
A man helps a tanuki, a raccoon dog, in distress and is later rewarded by this playful shape-shifting creature. Learn how not all yokai are scary.
January 7, 2021: “How the Years Were Named”
In Japan each year belongs to one of 12 different animals in a cycle. Listen to the tale of how this tradition came to be.
April 1, 2021: “The Old Man Who Made the Trees Bloom”
Hear the bittersweet tale of magical spring flowers in memory of a faithful dog.