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  1. Dec 29, 2020 · *First broadcast on December 29, 2020. Kamishibai, or paper theater, is a form of storytelling that uses large picture cards. It was wildly popular throughout Japan in the 1930s. Today, it's still ...

  2. Jan 1, 2022 · As Japan invaded other countries, kamishibai’s feature of eliciting shared feeling (kyokan) among listeners was exploited, with numerous kamishibai published to encourage cooperation with the war effort. After World War II, a new kamishibai movement began that centred on peace, love for children, and affirming the value of life.

  3. Aug 30, 2019 · One such kamishibai is based on the famous rakugo (humorous oral storytelling) tale, “The Case of the Bound Jizo.”Ooka Echizen, an Edo-period samurai judge, who notoriously came up with clever solutions to difficult cases has a stone statue of Jizo tied up and brought into custody in order to create a sensation and uncover the true culprit.

  4. During the world-wide depression of the late 1920’s and 1930’s, kamishibai experienced a successful comeback because it enabled the unemployed storyteller to earn a small income during a time when jobs were hard to find. Its revival lasted well into the 1950’s when it was replaced by the popularity of television.

  5. 24 Feb 1945. During the night of 24-25 Feb, 174 American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo, Japan and destroyed about 3 square kilometers of the city, or about 28,000 buildings. 4 Mar 1945. The United States adopted a policy of carpet bombing Japanese cities as opposed to precision strikes. 4 Mar 1945.

  6. Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilian fatalities) are estimated at 50–56 million, with an additional estimated 19–28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilian deaths totaled 50–55 million.

  7. Tomorrow they will begin to use Kamishibai themselves to read a Chinese folktale from a 6th Grade Anthology with the lower grades.) Day 2: 1. The students will read “The Homecoming” by Laurence Yep in their 6th Grade Anthology. 2. After the students have finished reading, tell them that they will be making a Kamishibai on the Chinese ...