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Welcome to The International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA)
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Kamishibai is a part of Japan's unique cultural heritage that is moving forward into a new era. It is important now to create good Kamishibai works which shall be performed by skilled performers, in order to enlarge the circle of the sharing of feelings (Kyokan) between audience, performers and among the people not only in Japan, but throughout the world. The aim of The International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA) is to foster communication throughout the world between peopl e who are already enthusiasts, those express an interest in the subject and those who wish to perform Kamishibai. It will simultaneously aim to promote the study of the subject from a cultural perspective, learning from each other and establishing Kamishibai as a world-wide art.

Hot News!! --- IKAJA Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo, 2017 ---

Dear Members,
We are glad to inform you of IKAJA’s annual seminar in Japan in November 2017, themed “Let Peace Shine with Kamishibai.”
At this seminar we will remember Noriko Matsui, who passed away in February of this year.

IKAJA Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo, 2017

Dates: 18 November (Sat.) – 19 November (Sun.)
Place: Kichijoji Tokyu REI Hotel, Tokyolink-icon
Theme: “Let Peace Shine with Kamishibai”

Please see Pictures of this Seminar:Pictures of 2017 Seminarlink-icon NEW
Ref. Seminar Program: IKAJA Kamishibai Seminar 2017 Program

What's new

NEW! 02,December,2017:Updated Pictures of Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo/2017 Seminarlink-icon
NEW! 10,September,2017:Kamishibai Newsletter Vol.13 was issued/Newsletter-pagelink-icon
NEW! 20,July,2017:Uploaded animation of how to perform Kamishibai/Kamishibai-pagelink-icon
NEW! 11,July,2017:
A blog post by Avery Udagawa, who assisted with the Kamishibai Workshop
at the 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress in Bangkok, May 2017link-icon

20,May,2017:Homepage renewal


International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA)
Terakoya, 3-32-15-1F, Inokashira, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0001 Japan

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