Category Archive: Kamishibai 4 Kids Storytelling

Oct 17

16th Annual Victoria Nikkei Festival

Mark your calendars, October 24, from 10-4,  for the 16th annual Nikkei Festival in Victoria.  Kamishibai4Kids will be entertaining the children starting at 11:45am in the kid’s craft room.  My sidekick and I will be reading Fly Catcher Boy using Japan’s old style storytelling theatre, kamishibai (kah-me-she-bye). After the reading you can find me at …

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May 31

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Victoria

May 7, 2015.  A perfectly fine, sunny day for students from Margaret Jenkins Ecole Primary School to walk from their school to the Oak Bay library where we all gathered in a cozy, private room for a “kamishibai” presentation of my English/Japanese bilingual book, Fly Catcher Boy. After introductions and some personal backstory, we launched …

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Sep 05

Rebecca-sensei~the journey begins

Thirty more sleeps and the adventure begins!  I’m returning to Japan for a one-month book tour which begins October 5, 2014.  I am beyond excited to visit my home-away-from-home for six years (1994-2000), rekindle friendships I left behind, introduce FLY CATCHER BOY (by ‘kamishibai’ theatre), and bathe in all that is Japan for me–beautiful fall …

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May 09

Asian Heritage Month at the Surrey Museum!

I enjoyed taking part in Asian Heritage Day at the Surrey Museum last weekend.  What a day it was!  This colourful event celebrated Surrey’s diverse Asian cultures with crafts, games, music and dance as well as martial arts demonstrations, some on-site ear acupuncture, and of course yours truly talking about bi-lingual books to an interested eager audience.  …

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Jun 05

Is this a boy’s book?

May 26th dawned with the promise of sunshine and warm(ish) temperatures.  Spring on the BC coast is sketchy at best.  I dressed in my performance gear–white jeans, a long sleeved white shirt and my “happi coat”, lovingly made by one of my adult students in Japan in the 90s.  I treasure that garment and wear it …

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Sep 02

Powell Street Festival finishes with a bash-o

Vancouver’s 35th annual Powell Street Festival brought out the crowds…and the sun!   PSF is about ‘all things Japanese’, from entertainment to food to crafts, and so much more.

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Jul 24

Recalling day camp

  On July 13th Camp Alex day campers gathered outside to enjoy Fly Catcher Boy presented “kamishibai-style”. Counsellors and eight campers, age 5 +, proved to be our best audience yet! During an intimate, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants presentation, yours truly was prepared for almost anything. Girls stroked my ceramic cat, boys tossed my inflatable globe about, and everyone, …

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Jul 24

Thanks Vancouver Shinpo

Read Japanese?  Yes?  Then take a look at July 14, 2011 edition of the Vancouver Shinpo, page V-4, for a one-half page article on KAMISHIBAI 4 KIDS, complete with two photos.  The article ends with a “heads-up” for KAMISHIBAI 4 KIDS’ next gig, Powell Street Festival, Oppenheimer Park, July 30/31, 3:00pm both days under the …

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