Meet Japan’s Mystical Folktale Creatures & Ghosts through Kamishibai Storytelling at Kinokuniya Bookstore

November 1, 2009
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Offsite event held at Kinokuniya Bookstore
2nd floor, 1073 Avenue of the Americas (between 40th and 41st Street)

Mystical creatures of Japan such as oni, kappa and tengu are introduced through kamishibai (Paper Theater) storytelling around the time of Halloween. Participants will hear Japanese folktales featuring ghosts and otherworldly creatures in English and Japanese, accompanied by song and dance. Popular anime ghost characters of Japan will be also introduced. Afterward, they will create their own masks of the folktale characters featured in the stories.

Recommended for ages 3-10 years old and their families.

Admission is free; space is limited.

For more information, call Japan Society Education Program at (212) 715-1203 or Kinokuniya Bookstore’s general number: (212) 869-1700.

  • Sunday, November 1, 2009
  • 2:00 pm