Kamishibai Storytelling - “Buying Mittens”

  • 13 Dec 2017
  • 12:15 PM
  • Boston Children's Museum, Outside the Japanese House, 308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210

Kamishibai Storytelling - “Buying Mittens”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:15PM

Boston Children's Museum, Outside the Japanese House,
308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210

Gather around for Kamishibai storytelling! This tale tells the story of a small fox who travels to a new world in search of some mittens for the winter.

This story has themes of trust, risk taking and adventure.

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.

Kamishibai storytelling happens regularly on Wednesdays at 12:15

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