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CEAPS - East Asian Story Time @ Champaign Public Library

Event Type
Community Service
Sponsor
CEAPS; Champaign Public Library
Location
Champaign Public Library, Nate & Lillie Story Room (200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820)
Date
Nov 19, 2022   10:00 - 10:30 am  
Speaker
Kyoko Sawada
Cost
Free
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
Views
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Come and listen to a bilingual story in Japanese and English!
 
This month's theme is East Asian Folklore: "Hats for the Jizos"

On New Year’s Eve, an old man goes to town hoping to sell something so he can buy some special food to celebrate the New Year. On the way home, it begins to snow. The old man sees six statues of the deity Jizo (jee-zoh), looking cold. He decides to do a nice deed and then returns home to his wife. The next day, on New Year’s Day, the two awaken to a surprise.
 
Japanese:

ある年の大みそかのこと、おじいさんが手作りの笠を売り、お正月を祝う特別な食べ物を買うために町に行く。

その帰り道、雪が降ってくる。お地蔵さんたちが寒そうに立ち尽くすのに気づいたおじいさんは、とても良い行いをし、おばあさんの待つ家路に着く。翌日、お正月の朝、おじいさんとおばあさんはびっくりして目を覚ますことに! さてさて何があったのかな?


Co-sponsored by The Champaign Public Library and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois.
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