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, reaching its height after the Second World War. Kamishibaiya... Continue Reading →


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