Kamishibai: Japanese Paper Theater

Manga and anime are everywhere these days, but did you know they originated in a non-comic art form called kamishibai, or paper theater? From it’s appearance in 1931 to the arrival of television (1951-53), kamishibai was the most popular form of mass media entertainment in Japan. Kamishibaiya would stand on a street corner and call out that a show would begin soon. This sound would … Continue reading Kamishibai: Japanese Paper Theater