Kamishibai Storytelling —The Goblin, The Water Imp and The Thunder God & The Three Magic Charms—

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December 9th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Cost: Free
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Step into a world where Japanese ghosts and goblins come alive! Join JFT Library as we share the tales of yokai — Japanese ghosts, goblins, and mysterious creatures — through the enchanting art of kamishibai storytelling! ! Prepare to be captivated by two spellbinding stories:

  • The Goblin, The Water Imp and The Thunder God (『てんぐとかっぱとかみなりどん』)
  • The Three Magic Charms (『たべられたやまんば』)

*Our Kamishibai storytelling will be in English, so you don’t need Japanese language ability.

*Admission is free, and no registration is required—just come with your family and friends!

Whether you’re a family with little ones or someone eager to discover the rich tradition of Japanese storytelling, don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the magic of kamishibai in Toronto, connecting with the rich tapestry of Japanese folklore!


What is Kamishibai?

Kamishibai (紙芝居, literally meaning “paper drama”) is a traditional Japanese street theatre where folk tales and children’s stories are brought to life through vibrant illustrations and dynamic narration.  

 

 

 

 


JFT Library Items on Yokai

Feel free to explore our physical collection before or after the Kamishibai storytelling event! Whether you’re a fan of manga/anime featuring yokai characters, looking for engaging reads for young readers, or simply curious to learn about the rich history and folklore surrounding these enigmatic creatures, our collection has something for everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity to delve deeper into the mystical world of yokai!

Check JFT Library Item List  to help you decide which item to explore.

Apply for a new JFT library card or renew your expired card here.

 

*JFT Library is open from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm to the public on Saturday, December 9th.

*JF Canada Digital Library is accessible 24/7 for Canada residents.

 


 

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Details

Starts:
December 9th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
Ends:
December 9th, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Not required
Language:
English
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto Library
Phone:
416-966-2935
Email:
library_jftoronto@jpf.go.jp
Website:
View Organizer Website

Venue

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8 Canada
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Phone:
416-966-2935
Website:
View Organizer Website