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Story Time
- Laugh for Children -

Lecture and Demonstration of Traditional Japanese Paper Drama, Kamishibai
by Mr. Nomarin

Due to very positive response from last year’s Kamashibai event, Japan Creative Centre will invite Mr. Nomarin once again. This time round the lecture and demonstration will focus on children storytelling through laughter. Mr. Shigeyuki Noma, better known by his stage name Mr. Nomarin, who is an expert in the art of the traditional Japanese Paper Drama, Kamishibai. As a retired primary school teacher of Japan, Mr. Nomarin performs Kamishibai more than 250 times yearly, in both Japan and overseas. During this lecture and demonstration, Mr. Nomarin will be talking about Kamishibai, together with demonstration on 4 Kamishibai stories, plus a Q & A session at the end. This event will be conducted in English.

© Nomarin

About Kamishibai

Kamishibai is a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines the use of hand drawn visuals with the engaging narration of a live presenter. Kami (紙) means paper and shibai (芝居) means play/drama.

It has endured as a storytelling method for centuries, but it is best known for its revival in the 1920s. The kamishibai storyteller rode from village to village on a bicycle equipped with a small stage. He used two wooden clappers called hyoshigi to announce his arrival. Children who bought candy from the storyteller got the best seats in front of the stage. Once an audience assembled, the storyteller told several stories using a set of illustrated boards.

Kamishibai is used as an effective educational tool by teachers in early childhood education as well as schools, and seen at cultural festivals. The stories range from traditional to modern and the audience is pulled immediately into the dramatic and humorous presentation. Because of generous size of the story boards, Kamishibai can be used easily with both small and large groups.

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret to inform that as there are limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Artist Talk Information
DATE: Friday, 29th November 2013
TIME: 7:00pm (Registration begins from 6:30pm)
VENUE: 4 Nassim Road, 258372 Singapore


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Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

Getting to Japan Creative Centre

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:

You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.
Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434/
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard