Kamishibai Weekend: The Art of Japanese Storytelling

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at various times
Repeating every day through February 1, 2015 .
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street , New York, NY
Cost: Free with museum admission
Website: http://www.cmom.org/visit/calendar?date=2015-01-31&age=
Ages: 5 and older
Japan has a rich storytelling legacy that has entertained and shared important lessons for generations. Join CMOM for a weekend full of activities that explore different forms of storytelling such as puppetry, print- making and traditional kamishibai storytelling

January 31 10:00am-12:45 am

Bunraku Puppets All ages

Design your own mechanical puppet and work together like traditional Bunraku puppet performers to create your own story!.

January 31 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Kamishibai for Kids 5 & older

Watch as the story unfolds before your eyes in this traditional form of Japanese storytelling, which dates back to the Twelfth Century. Storyteller Dr. Tara McGowan will take you through an exciting tale, and help you create your own story.

February 1 10:00 am

Bunraku Puppets All ages

Design your own mechanical puppet and work together like traditional Bunraku puppet performers to create your own story!.

February 1 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Japanese Woodblock Printing with Jennifer Mack 5 & older

Create your own print and learn about Japanese woodblock printing with master printer Jennifer Mack. Jennifer was recently featured at the International Mokuhanga Conference in Tokyo.

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