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How to Perform Kamishibai

■How to Perform Kamishibai
Each time we perform a kamishibai, we have a chance to deepen the audience’s experience of the story by making much of kamishibai’s key features. Here’s how.
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Recommended Books

Kamishibai Hyakka (Kamishibai Mini-Encyclopedia) in Japanese, edited by IKAJA, published by Doshinsha 
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Kyokan no yorokobi (The Joy of Kyokan) in Japanese, written by Noriko Matsui, published by Doshinsha
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How to perform Kamishibai Q&A (How to Perform Kamishibai Q&A) in Japanese and English, written by Noriko Matsui, published by Doshinsha
(translated in Spanish, Basque, German, Chinese and Czech)
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Recommended Kamishibai

Here we introduce a selection of IKAJA-recommended kanishibai. Perhaps you will discover a new favorite among then!
NB:The word "kyokan" refers to people confirming the meaning of life together through sharing the same feeling about something. Creating "kyokan" is the most important and fundamental aspect of kamishibai.

The titles of recommended kamishibai are listed below.
Please see the following PDF for your further reference.

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(Accessible to IKAJA's International Members with password)

If you want to place an order of kamishibai translated in English and French, the following link is useful:
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Complete(Self-Contained) Story Type
...The structure of the story is complete unto itself.
A. Folktales

hagoromo

Tennin no hagoromo
(The celestial Robe)

Text by Horio Seishi
Illustrations by Toshi Maruki
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

yamanba

Taberareta yamanba
(How the Witch was Eaten Up)

Text by Miyoko Matsutani
Illustrations by Eigoro Futamata
16 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

kitune

Niji ni natta kitsune
(The Fox Who Became a Rainbow)

Text by Yuriko Kawada
Illustrations by Katsuji Fujita
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

father

Oto-san
(Father)

Text by Jun’ichi Yoda
Illustrations by Seiichi Tabata
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

duck

Ahiru no o-sama
(Duck the King)

Text by Seishi Horio
Illustrations by Seizo Tashima
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

imo

Imo korogashi
(Tumbling Taros)

Text by Daiji Kawasaki
Illustrations by Kazuo Maekawa
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

osoufu

Otofu-san to soramame-san
(Tofu and Broad Bean)

Text by Miyoko Matsutani
Illustrations by Hideko Nagano
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

hekkoki

Hekkoki yome-sama
(The Farting Young Wife)

Text by Shozo Mizutani
Illustrations by Katsuji Fujita
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

B. Fiction

jyagaimo

Onebo na jagaimo-san
(Sleepyhead Mr. Potato)

Original work by Kazuko Murayama
Text, illustrations by Tomoyoshi Murayama
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

sori

Fu-chan no sori
(The Sleigh of Fu-chan)

Text by Toshiko Kanzawa
Illustrations by Shunsaku Umeda
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

tomodachi

Yasashii otomodachi
(Kind Friends)

Original work by Yukio Takeda
Text and illustrations by Keiko Sena
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

hiyoko

Hiyoko-chan
(Baby Chick)

Original work by Kornei Chukovskii
Text by Jun’ichi Kobayashi
Illustrations by Eigoro Futamata
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

odango

Ten kara odango
(Dumplings from Heaven)

Text by Gozan Takahashi
Illustrations by Yuko Kanazawa
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

robot

Robotto Kamii: Chibizo no maki
(Kamii the Robot: Kamii and the Toy Elephant)

Text by Taruhi Furuta
Illustrations by Seiichi Tabata
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

sekai

Sekai ichi oki na ke-ki
(The Biggest Cake in the World)

Text by Taruhi Furuta
Illustrations by Seiichi Tabata
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

neko

Neko no oka-san
(The Mother Cat)

Text and illustrations by Kyoko Watanabe
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

koneko

Koneko no Shiro-chan
(Shiro-chan, the Little White Kitten)

Text by Seishi Horio
Illustrations by Shizuko Wakayama
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

okaasan

Oka-san mada kana
(Is Mother Back Yet?)

Text and illustrations by Iwao Fukuda
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

C. Science, Learning

tem

Tentomushi no Temu
(Temu the Ladybug)

Text and illustrations by Yukihisa Tokuda
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

otama

Otama Tamagoro
(Tamagoro the Tadpole)

Text by Misako Kanayama
Illustrations by Ken Wakayama
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

kuishinbou

Kuishinbo no manmaru oni
(The Hungry Round Ogres)

Text and illustrations by Eiko Matsui
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

taiyou

Taiyo wa doko kara deru no
(From Where Does the Sun Appear?)

Text and illustrations by Truong Van Hieu
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA/Japan-Vietnam Kamishibai Exchange Association

ganbare

Ganbare kyoryu boya
(Go, Go, Little Dinosaur!)

Text and illustrations by Mitsuhiro Kurokawa
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

tagame

Boku no tagame
(My Giant Water Bug)

Conceived by Hiroshi Sugiura
Text and illustrations by Mitsunori Yabe
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

D. Daily Life, Events

ousama

O-sama Sabu-chan
(Sabu-chan the King)

Text and illustrations by Noboru Baba
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

densha

Densha ga kuru yo
(The Train is Coming!)

Text and illustrations by Kazuhiko Toyota
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

E. Peace, Environment

nidoto

Nido to
(Never Again)

Text and illustrations by Eiko Matsui
Photographs by Torahiko Ogawa et al.
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

nobara

Nobara
(Wild Roses)

Original work by Mimei Ogawa
Text by Seishi Horio
Illustrations by Makoto Sakurai
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

heiwa

Heiwa no chikai
(The Oath of Peace)

From Genbaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima), compiled by Arata Osada
Text by Keiko Inaniwa
Illustrations by TChuryo Sato
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

zouge

Zoge no kushi
(The Ivory Comb)

Text and illustrations by Bui Duc Lien
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA/Japan-Vietnam Kamishibai Exchange Association

Audience-Participant Type
...The structure needs the audience participation in order to develop the story.
*** Kyokan

ookiku

O-kiku o-kiku o-kiku na-are
(Grow Grow Grow Bigger!)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

minna

Minna de pon
(Everybody Clap!)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

yoisho

Yoisho yoisho
(Heave-Ho, Heave-Ho)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
16 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

A. Folktales
Recommended audience-participation kamishibai in this category have not yet been published.

B. Fiction

hiraita

Hi-raita, hi-raita
(A Song for Pippo)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

gokigen

Gokigen no warui kokku-san
(Mr. Cook in a Sulky Mood)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

C. Science

henshin

Henshi-i-n
(Transformation!)

Text and illustrations by Eiko Matsui
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

anoji

A no ji no mahotsukai
(The Amazing あ [“Ah”] Witch)

Text by Yoshie Idemura
Illustrations by Akiko Nakane
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

D. Daily Life, Events

oyatu

Oyatsu no jikan da yo
(It’s Snack Time!)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
12 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

E. Peace, EnVironment

kariyushi

Kariyushi no umi
(The Ocean of Kariyushi)

Text and illustrations by Noriko Matsui
Photographs by Kensuke Yokoi
8 sheets Published by DOSHINSHA

*** indicates a special category of kamishibai that generate especially strong kyokan, even compared with other kamishibai of the audience-participation type.
Provisional titles are used where no official English title exists. Romanizations of Japanese words indicate short and long vowels in identical fashion.

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