Kamishibai at the Smithsonian

If you’re in Washington DC this weekend, go and see one of the few remaining licensed kamishibai performers at the Smithsonian Institution’s Osamu Tezuka festival in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Yassan usually works at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, where his mastery of this unique street art form entertains young and old alike. He speaks no English, but he’s such a powerful storyteller that London audiences had no problem enjoying his work when he visited the Barbican last September as part of our Osamu Tezuka festival. The Washington City Paper has more information here.

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