Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Kamishibai Read Aloud for Ages 5-9

Come join us for a special kind of Story Time - Kamishibai!! It is pronounced Ka-me-she-by and means “Paper Theater.”

Popular in Japan in the early 1900’s as a means of entertainment and commerce, Kamishibai employs  the use of a small theater, large illustrated cards, and theatrical voice.

The teller of the stories would arrive on bicycle and clap his wooden clappers to alert the children in the village to come for a story! The teller would then sell sweet treats to his audience as a way of earning his living. 

Ages 5-9 and open to Bedford Cardholders. Registration begins November 25th.

Event Category: 
Event Location: 
The number of spaces you wish to reserve. 11 spaces remaining.
If registering multiple children for this event, please separate their names with commas
The email to associate with this registration.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.