Momotaro, The Peach Boy The Story of Tanabata Hats for the Jizos Urashima Taro How the Years Were Named The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Both Organizations and People are listed in our Resource Section.  All of them have something special to add to our knowledge and understanding of Kamishibai, Japan and/or Asia.   

For those of you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of  kamishibai’s history, Professor Jeffrey Dym of the University of California, Sacramento and our own Donna Tamaki have each generously shared their work. 

Kamishibai, What is it? – Some Preliminary Findings by Jeffrey Dym and Kamishibai for Everyone by Donna Tamaki are in PDF format and can be downloaded. 

For those interested in learning more about how to present and perform kamishibai, Tara McGowan, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral student has written,  The Mechanics of Kamishibai through the Art of Eigoro Futamata. This is also in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed.

Jeffrey Dym has just created two helpful videos, please take a look!

What is Kamishibai:
Kamishibai in the classroom:

Organizations (Asia for Educators, Columbia University) (Asia Society) (Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado (University of Indiana, East Asian Studies Center) (Japan Society/Journey through Japan) (Perry-Castaneda Map Collection)
(University of Texas) (National Consortium for Teaching About Asia) (A wonderful origami resource for the very beginner to the very proficient . Instructions are given in both diagram and anime format. A big "Thank You" to Mr. Fumiaki Shingu of Japan!) (Five College Center for East Asian Studies) (University of Washington East Asian Resource Center)



Kamishibai for Kids ~ Cathedral Station ~ PO Box 629 ~ New York, NY 10025
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