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Q & A With Helen McCarthy Kamishibai Expert

August 29, 2011


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


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 […]