Weekend Event for Families & Children – Japan’s Annual Festivities: Celebrating Japan’s Children’s Day through Kamishibai Storytelling & Tachie Puppet-Making

May 6, 2006
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Children are invited to a special program for Children’s Day (Tango no sekku). Participants learn firsthand about this special annual event for children in Japan through kamishibai storytelling presented by renowned artist and storyteller Tara McGowan and child storytellers from Kamishibai Kidz, a troupe of children ages six to 12, who create and perform their own kamishibai stories. A kamishibai demonstration will be followed by tachie puppet-making (the original form of kamishibai), where participants try their hands at creating puppets from their own original characters or using characters from stories introduced during the program. . 

Tickets: Children and students age under 18 admitted free with ticket, accompanying adults $10, Japan Society members, teachers & seniors $7.  For tickets, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258. 

Education Programs are made possible with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation.

Illustration from The One-Inch Boy by Hisao Suzuki. Copyright © Kamishibai for Kids. Used with permission of the copyright holder.




  • Saturday, May 6, 2006
  • 2:00 pm