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Welcome to the world of KAMISHIBAI —  Japanese Paper Theatre.

What is kamishibai?

From Japanese: kami=paper, shibai=art

Kamishibai is a traditional Japanese storytelling art. Its basic element is a wooden box called butai, taking the form of a fold-out theatre. Inside, there are cards with illustrations, each card representing a sequential part of the story. The storyteller unfolds the illustrations, continuing to narrate the tale. This storytelling method is highly engaging, as confirmed during numerous workshops. Rest assured, every time children look at our illustrations as if enchanted, and the possibilities offered by the butai box are limitless.

In the store below, you’ll find our kamishibai tales (illustrated cards with accompanying text) in A3 format (297 x 420 mm), fitting our handmade wooden butai boxes. Choose a story and see how quickly it captivates children. All stories and illustrations are our own creations, and we construct the boxes by hand. The tales are written in English; Polish versions can be found here.

We can ship our products anywhere in the world. Fill out the order form, and we’ll calculate the delivery cost to your country. You can then pay for the order via bank transfer, and we’ll send you the package with the order.

IN SOPHIE’S GARDEN

krótki tekst o bajce

krótki tekst o bajce

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HOW A LITTLE CATERPILLAR BECAME A BUTTERFLY

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THE HEAVENLY GARDEN

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A TALE OF PRINCE HUSSEIN AND A FLYING CARPET

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A TALE OF THREE KNOTS AND THE QUEEN OF THE SEA

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MAHAMERU AND THE GIANT FROM THE ISLAND OF THE VOLCANOES

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THE LITTLE SUBTER

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THE MATILDA EFFECT

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KUNKUSH

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