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Community Family Event - East Asian Story Time @ Champaign Public Library

Event Type
Community Service
CEAPS; Champaign Public Library
Champaign Public Library, Nate & Lillie Story Room (200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820)
Nov 19, 2022   10:00 - 10:30 am  
Kyoko Sawada
Yuchuan Shen
Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar
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.


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.


The Center for East Asian and Pacific, in partnership with the Champaign Public Library, presents East Asian Story Time, a monthly family event series celebrating cultural and language diversity in our communities. Each bilingual storytime event will feature a story read in English and Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to spark children’s interest in East Asian languages and cultures. All are welcome!

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