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Email:         kamishi@kamishibai.com
Telephone: 212-663-2471
Mailing:       Kamishibai for Kids
                     Cathedral Station, P.O. Box 629
                     New York, NY 10025-0629

All payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Please contact us for foreign shipping charges, or if you have questions.

We collect sales tax for New York State only.

RECESSION SPECIAL EXTENDED! 

Effective now through August, 2015, we are offering the following discounts:

Kamishibai - $30.00 each

CD/Song Book - $16.00

Asian Zodiac Post Card Set - $8.00

Prices for the following items remain the same:  

Kamishibai Stage - $175.00 

Hyoshigi (Wooden Clappers) - $36.00 

Book Kamishibai Man - $15.00

Book: Manga Kamishibai - $28.00

Book: The Kamishibai Classroom - $28.00

Pricing
  Shipping & Handling
1 Kamishibai: $30.00
3 Kamishibai: $90.00
5 Kamishibai: $150.00


Continental U.S.A.
Under $50.99: Add $10.00
$51.00-$100.99: Add $12.00
Above $101.00: Add 12%

Alaska and Hawaii:

$60.00 or less - $12.00
$60.01 or more - 15% of total

*Please note:
We do not have a fax machine. All orders must be emailed, mailed or telephoned into us.

Kamishibai Stories
(click titles)

Momotaro, the Peach Boy Kon and Pon
The Bamboo Princess The Mother Cat
Urashima Taro The Old Man and the Mice
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The Story of Tanabata The Little Crab
Hats for the Jizos Little Chick
The Mouse's Wedding The Old Man and the Fox
The One-Inch Boy The Tubmaker Who Flew to the Sky
The Goblin, the Water Imp and the Thunder God Grow, Grow, Grow - As Big As You Can!
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How the Years Were Named ThevBride with an Unusual Talent
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Tadpole 101

The Dragon's Tears
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The Magic Rice Paddle
The Three Magic Charms Baby Wifie
The Oni Who Sank to Bottom of the Sea Nya-on, the Kitten
The Monkey and the Crab  

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

A baby, found inside a peach, grows into a boy of amazing strength. This is a story of how he learns to use that strength wisely.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Personal responsibility
Using one's abilities to help others
Cooperation

AUTHOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Teacher Guide Excerpts:
To download a sample of the teacher's guide, please click here

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Bamboo Princess
Kaguya-Hime

A baby girl discovered in a bamboo stalk has an unusual secret that she reveals after she has grown into a beautiful, young woman.

Ages: 6 & Up

Themes:

Love
Being true to oneself

Teacher Guide Excerpts:

To download a sample of the teacher's guide, please click here

AUTHOR: Kyoko Iwasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Teruyo Endo

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Urashima Taro

There are startling results when a kind fisherman accepts an invitation to visit the Dragon King’s undersea palace.

Ages: 8 & Up

Themes:

Adventure
Unexpected consequences

AUTHOR: Ichiro Wakabayashi
ILLUSTRATOR: Saburo Nishiyama

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Story of Tanabata
Tanabata Monogatari

An ancient folktale about a young herdsman and a weaver princess and their personification as two prominent stars in our galaxies.

Ages: 6 & Up

Themes:

Importance of work
Problem-solving

AUTHOR: Shin Kitada
ILLUSTRATOR: Yukihiko Mitani

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Hats for the Jizos
Kasa Jizo

A poor old man and his wife are mysteriously rewarded for their unselfish generosity on New Year’s Eve.

Ages: 4 & Up

Themes:

Unselfishness
Compassion
Kindness rewarded

AUTHOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Fumio Matsuyama

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Mouse's Wedding
Nezumi no Yomeiri

Father Mouse sets off to find the mightiest creature in the world for his daughter to marry. He approaches the Sun, the Cloud, the Wind and the Wall and in the end believes that he has learned who is the mightiest of all.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Valuing one's own strength
Acceptance of self

Teacher Guide Excerpts:

To download a sample of the teacher's guide, please click here

AUTHOR: Seishi Horio
ILLUSTRATOR: Masao Kubo

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The One-Inch Boy
Issun-boshi

Despite his tiny stature, the One-Inch Boy proves himself by using his knowledge and strength of character to prevail in difficult situations.

Ages: 3 to 8

Themes:

Bravery
Intelligence

AUTHOR: Joji Tsubota
ILLUSTRATOR: Hisao Suzuki

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Goblin, the Water Imp and the Thunder God
Tengu to Kappa to Kaminari-don

A charcoal maker’s clever son outwits three mischievous creatures.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Ingenuity
Humor

AUTHOR: Satoshi Kako
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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How the Years Were Named
Rainen wa Nanidoshi

This folktale explains why the years are named for animals in East Asia.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Animal traits
Ingenuity

AUTHOR: Chizuko Kamichi
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuko Kanazawa

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Tongue-Cut Sparrow
Shitakiri Suzume

An old woman is jealous of the attention that her husband lavishes on a pet sparrow. Later he and his wife reap the consequences of their actions.

Ages: 4 & Up

Themes:

Friendship
Generosity
Jealousy
Justice

AUTHOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Seichi Horiuchi

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Dragon's Tears
Ryu no Me no Namida

There are surprising results when a boy invites a lonely dragon to his birthday party.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Power of friendship
Value of kindness

AUTHOR: Hirosuke Hamada
ILLUSTRATOR: Tetsuo Kawamoto

Price: $30.00 (USD)
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The Three Magic Charms
Taberareta Yamanba

Children love this adventure story!  A young boy uses three paper charms to outwit a wicked Yamamba (yah-mahn-bah) or Mountain Woman.

Ages: 4 & Up

Themes:

Curiosity
Adventure
Bravery

AUTHOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Oni Who Sank to the Bottom of the Sea
Umi ni Shizunda Oni

A good-hearted oni (oh-nee), with super human strength, rouses himself from his mountain retreat to save his neighbors.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 5 & Up

Themes:

Using one's ability to help others

AUTHOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Monkey and the Crab
Saru to Kani

A greedy monkey betrays a trusting crab. With the help of clever companions, the crab’s children teach the monkey a lesson.

Ages: 5 & Up

Themes:

Cooperating to help others
Greed and deceit
Punishment for one's bad behavior

AUTHOR: Miyuko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Kayako Nishimaki

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Kon and Pon
Kogitsune Kon to Kodanuki Pon

This two-part story tells of Kon, a fox, and Pon, a raccoon dog, who live on different sides of a mountain river. Their families have never gotten along, but Kon and Pon’s friendship changes everything. This is a special double-length story.

Ages: 5 & Up

Themes:

Power of friendship
Acceptance of those different from us

AUTHOR: Masako Matsuno
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Mother Cat
Neko no Okasan

True stories of bravery appeal to children everywhere. This is how a mother cat rescued her kittens from a burning building in New York City in 1996. This Kamishibai was created with the assistance of a kindergarten class in Tokyo.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Bravery
Parental love
Trust

AUTHOR: Kyoko Watanabe
ILLUSTRATOR: Kyoko Watanabe

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Old Man and the Mice
Nezumi Choja
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A kind old man befriends a band of mice and receives a magic mallet, which produces many treasures. A greedy neighbor devises a plan to trick the mice out or their riches and reaps the consequences of his actions.

*Taped on translation,
explained below.


Ages: 3 to 8

Themes:

Generosity
Greed

AUTHOR: Daiji Kawasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Masao Kubo

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Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Little Crab
Kogani no Hasami

A little crab ventures out alone into the ocean for the first time after being warned by his mother not to use his claws mischievously. The adventure begins when he disobeys his mother.

Ages: 2½ to 6

Themes:

Personal responsibility
Using one's abilities to help others

AUTHOR: Hiroshi Yasuda
ILLUSTRATOR: Hideo Tominaga

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Little Chick
Hiyoko-chan

Little Chick tries to imitate a rooster who has saved him from danger. With the gentle guidance of Mother Hen, the chick learns a most important lesson.

Ages: 2 to 4

Themes:

Self-discovery
Parental love
Acceptance

AUTHOR: Kornei Chukovsky
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Old Man and the Fox
Jiisama to Kitsune

This is a humorous tale about an old man who decides to play a trick on a sleeping fox; instead, he ends up learning a lesson himself.

Ages: 6 to 9

Themes:

The Golden Rule
Accepting the consequences of our acts

AUTHOR: Naoko Masuda
SUPERVISOR: Miyoko Matsutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Tubmaker Who Flew to the Sky
Okeya no Ten Nobori

While helping the Thunder God make rain, a Tubmaker falls through a hole in the clouds. The villagers work together to get him down from a very high tree with amusing results!

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 3 & Up

Themes:

Offering help to someone in need
Cooperation

AUTHOR: Daiji Kawasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Eigoro Futamata

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Grow, Grow, Grow —
As Big As You Can!

Ookiku Ookiku Ookiku Na-a-re
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Very young children love guessing what will happen to the little pig, egg, and strawberry cake.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 2 to 4

Themes:

Imagination
Transformation
Contributing to the development of a story

AUTHOR: Noriko Matsui
ILLUSTRATOR: Noriko Matsui

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Bride with an Unusual Talent
Hekkoki Yome

In this hilarious folktale, a young wife's embarrassing “talent”   (extraordinary, powerful flatulence) causes problems at first, but is ultimately appreciated when she uses it to help others.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: All ages

Themes:

Using a talent to help others
Acceptance

AUTHOR: Shozo Mizutani
ILLUSTRATOR: Katsuji Fujita

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Tadpole 101
Otamajakushi no 101-chan

A cautionary tale about the adventures of a too curious tadpole; his brothers, sisters and their mother.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 3 to 6

Themes:

Parental love
Adventure
Personal responsibility

AUTHOR: Satoshi Kako
ILLUSTRATOR: Michiko Nakagawa

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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The Magic Rice Paddle
Fushigina Shamoji

A comical tale in which an old woman escapes from the Oni. Her escape is aided by a magic rice paddle, which also helps her feed poor hungry neighbors.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 4 to 8

Themes:

Adventure
Generosity

AUTHOR: Etsu Sasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Hiroshi Suzuki

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Baby Wifie
Akanbo Baasan

A “Fountain of Youth” story with unintended consequences.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 7 & Up

Theme:

Unintended consequences

AUTHOR: Daiji Kawasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuko Kanazawa

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Nya-on, the Kitten

A delightful story about a kitten who is fascinated by the moon and tries to catch it. This deceptively simple story can be enjoyed even by older students.  Simple yet vivid illustrations create a strong sense of movement and are fine examples of the uniqueness of the Kamishibai medium.

*Taped on translation, explained below.

Ages: 2 to 5

Themes:

Curiosity
Adventure

AUTHOR: Tsuyako Tomaru
ILLUSTRATOR: Kyoko Watanabe

Price: $30.00 (USD)

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*TAPED ON TRANSLATION: In order for us to expand our Kamishibai selection, it has been necessary for us to print, photocopy and adhere some of the translations ourselves. Actually, this is the way we have used Kamishibai in our classrooms for years and they have withstood the test of time.
 

Kamishibai for Kids ~ Cathedral Station ~ PO Box 629 ~ New York, NY 10025
Tel: 212-663-2471 ~ kamishi@kamishibai.com