Kamishibai Storytellers
They went from neighborhood to neighborhood riding their bikes. Between 1930s and 1950s, kamishibai was one of the most popular forms of entertainment for children. When television first appeared, people called it "denki" (electric) kamishibai.

kamishibai is a traditional picture-based
storytelling form originated in japan

Kamishibai combines visual, oral, and gestural modes. Its simple and unique form of presenting stories is attracting the interest of educators worldwide.
Yumi Izuyama is an educational material developer who illustrates, writes, and tells kamishibai stories in the greater Boston area.

More about Yumi

what are you interested in?

storytelling

Are you interested in a kamishibai presentation in your school or library? You can have it in English, Portuguese, or Japanese.


STEAM program

Are you interested in a STEM + Arts program with kamishibai in your school or library?


WORKSHOPS

Do you want to lern more about kamishibai? Or learn how you can make it with your students?


kamishibais

Are you interested in acquiring a kamishibai story for your school or library? Or for your child? Check out Yumi's kamishibais.

Yumi's kamishibais

The stories are a mixture of original stories and folktales from around the world with a message. They help children understand our common humanity that transcends culture and time.

All stories