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Q & A With Helen McCarthy Kamishibai Expert

August 29, 2011

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It finally happened.  I found Helen McCarthy, Kamishibai expert in England. I bring her answers to my questions to you. Fascinating stuff! Q: What is special about the kamishibai storytelling technique? A: It mixes words and pictures in a unique way that prefigures the impact of television – so much so that, when TV began […]

Kamishibai for Kids & in Manufacturing

August 11, 2011

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Bang-bang, bang- bang. The loud noise of the wooden clappers, hyoshigi (hyo-shigi), signaled the beginning of the Japanese story. It wasn’t your ordinary book reading session. It was Kamishibai “paper drama”. About twenty kids, with their parents, gathered at the Japanese American Service Committee in Chicago to get something their parents in the United States […]

Calm ChinaPhobia

May 16, 2011

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Walmart has announced that it is making a shift from “Made in China” to “Made in US”.  Good news for US local business. However, this move of a notoriously tightfisted retailer signals to me that China and anything associated with it has become a tool to propagate fear at home. So, I decided to pull […]