Bring your children to East Asian Story Time, and enjoy a Kamishibai. A popular form of street theater in the 1930s and post-war Japan, Kamishibai (紙芝居) or “paper play” is a set of illustrated boards or cards that tell a story.
"Kon and Pon: Part 2"
A small fox and raccoon-dog (tanuki) meet. However, their families forbid them from becoming friends. How will they act? Are they going to overcome this obstacle? This warm-hearted story of friendship shows us how a raccoon-dog and a fox make friends with each other despite of their differences. This story is split into two parts. Please enjoy part 2 of this showcase of friendship.
Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois. You can attend in-person or by watching a live stream of the program on Zoom. Register in advance to receive a link to watch the program online.
CEAPS and the Urbana Free Library worked together for a series of new monthly "East Asian Story Time" to provide family-friendly events for our local community to listen to the bilingual storytelling of a book in English and an East Asian language, including Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, etc., and raise awareness and identity for local Asian and Asian American families and communities.