World Kamishibai Day in Tokyo, 2022


World Kamishibai Day, in Tokyo

The Fifth World KAMISHIBAI Day in Tokyo

This year's World KAMISHIBAI Day event in Tokyo was another success!
It was a full two and a half hours of fun through kamishibai, some of the works performed in French, Arabic, Chinese, and English.
We had nearly 40 registrations on the day, and over 50 people registered online. People from Ireland, India, Germany, France, Malaysia, and some more countries shared the joy of kamishibai together. Thank you very much for your participation!


* Let’s begin!
Hello from participants on Zoom

* Kamishibai Connects the World Part: I
“Everybody Clap!” (Japan) written and illustrated by Noriko Matsui, performed in French by Keiko Nagatomo

“The North Wind and the Sun” (Greece /Aesop) written by Yoko Koga, illustrated by Yoshifumi Hasegawa, performed by Motoaki Sato

“The Golden Ax” (Aesop) written by Naoko Yaegashi, illustrated by Koji Suzuki, performed in Arabic by Saori Katagiri

“The Nutcracker” (Germany) original text by E.T.A. Hoffman, written by Shimako Abe, illustrated by Hisanori Yoshida, performed by Shizuka Yoshida

“A Harvest Mouse Mother” written by Kim Fang, illustrated by Iwao Fukuda, performed by Kaho Sugimoto

“The Three Bears” (England) written by Satomi Hasegawa, illustrated by Shizuko Wakayama, performed by Chie Ishimaru

Hello from participants on Zoom
Performed by Ms. Ramya Srinidhi from Indian Kamishibai Association

Hello from participants on Zoom

* Kamishibai Connects the World Part: II
“Mr. Cook in a Sulky Mood” written and illustrated by Noriko Matsui, performed in Chinese by Shan Jia

“A Dreaming Boy” (Japan) written by Ichiro Wakabayashi, illustrated by Katsuji Fujita, performed by Fumiko Suzuki

“Your Voice Alive” written by Arthur Binard, illustrated by Toshi Maruki and Iri Marukii, performed in Japanese by Kyoko Sakai/in English by Etsuko Nozaka

Performance by the author: “Touch with a Finger” written by Mizuho Ezawa, illustrated by Tae Takegami, performed by Mizuho Ezaw

Performance by the author: An original hand-made work performed by Junko Hayakawa

“Story of a Mother” (Denmark) original story by H.C. Andersen, written by Keiko Inaniwa, illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, performed by Hina Nagase

* At the End of the Program

We streamed the whole program on Zoom.


The International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA)
Terakoya, 3-32-15-1F, Inokashira, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0001 Japan

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