Children’s Day Theater Performance

May 8, 2017
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Elementary school groups are invited to join a live theater performance of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a classic folktale widely read by children in Japan.

This interactive play will explore the young warrior’s’ quest to find the hidden truth of personal and universal harmony as well as compassion through interactive songs, dance, Japanese martial arts, and live music of traditional Japanese drums and flutes, performed by Crossing Jamaica Avenue. The project aims to raise awareness of importance of diverse cultural experiences among young audiences.

Japan Society Education Program staff will hold a pre-theater session as an essential part of the program, and will be conducted at participating schools prior to May 8.  

The program is not open to the general public or individual students but is designed for invited elementary school groups only. 

Theater presentation is partially adapted from Momotaro, written by Tadashi Matsui, illustrated by Suekichi Akaba, published by Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc., 1965.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Miller, Director of Education and Family Programs at [email protected] or Kazuko Minamoto at [email protected] or 212-715-1203. 


Essay: Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi)

Lesson Unit for Educators: Children’s Day

Related Family Program:
Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no hi
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Illustration from Momotaro, The Peach Boy, adapted from Miyoko Matsutani and illustrated by Eigoro Futamata. Copyright © Kamishibai for Kids; photo @ George Hirose.

This program is generously supported by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the United States-Japan Foundation.


  • Monday, May 8, 2017
  • 10:00 am