Kamishibai originates from traditional Japanese street theatre in the form of picture card storytelling. Our digital kamishibai make Japanese stories easily accessible to all. Using these resources you can either:
• Print out and make your own kamishibai cards
• Tell the stories using the presentations
These kamishibai are also available to loan. See here for more information.
The story of a boy found in a peach, who goes on an adventure to defeat the monsters terrorising his village.
Suitable for both KS1 and KS2.
A legend from ancient Japan about a baby girl found in a bamboo stalk who grows up to become a beautiful young woman.
Most suitable for Y4 upwards.
An old couple come into good fortune when they find a puppy, but their mean-spirited neighbours are unbearably jealous. A classic tale of good being rewarded and wickedness receiving its just desserts.
Most suitable for KS2
A story from Japanese folklore about a crane who repays the kindness of a man who saved it.
Suitable for Reception to Year 4.