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Seminars and NEWSLETTER

We hold Kamishibai seminars twice a year --- once in Tokyo, once in another Japanese city.And we issue semiannual IKAJA'S JOURNAL in Japanese as well as annual KAMISHIBAI NEWSLETTER in English.

Domestic Activities: twice a year, once in Tokyo, once in another Japanese city

Kamishibai Seminar in Sendai 2020
(Only in Japanese)

Seating Capacity: TBD
Place: Miyagi-pref.
Date:Sep 27, 2019
Situation: TBD

The 19th IKAJA Annual Meeting,
& Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo 2020

Theme: TBD
Seating Capacity: TBD
Place:Japan Publication Club, Chiyoda-ku Kandajinbou-chou 1-32
Date: November 14-15, 2020
Situation: TBD
FYI: Last Seminar:Seminar, 2018link-icon

December 7, World Kamishibai Day

World Kamishibai Day, 2019 Report

On this day we wish for peace on Earth as we share kamishibai together.
World Kamishibai Day:link-icon

Event report of "in your town", 2019

There were 37 events at 21 countries and areas at December 7, 2019.
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 … What is World Kamishibai Day? …World Kamishibai Daylink-icon

Global Activities

Global Seminar at Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kamishibai Workshop for Two Days
Organizer: Slovenian Kamishibai Association
Place: Slovenian Theater Institute (Slogi)
Date: April 5-6, 2019
Guest Speaker:Etsuko Nozaka
For more detail, please contact Igor cvetko:

Video message from Eiko Matsui

Eiko Matsui talks about the culture of kamishibai and how kamishibai creates peace. She also explains the unique format and the key features of kamishibai, which bring kyokan.

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 …Past Global Activities Slovenia International Symposiumlink-icon

Past Global Seminars

We have also sent delegations to the following places in order to organize Kamishibai seminars and workshops:
-Frankfurt, Germany in 2015
-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015, 2013 and 2012
-Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2014
-Shanghai, China in 2011
-New Delhi, India in 2011
-Pamplona, Spain in 2006
-Bagneux, France in 2006 and 2002
-Muenchen, Germany and Rosanne, Switzerland in 2004

If you would like to hold such seminars in your own country, please feel free to make contact with us:

Past Global Activities

In April 2012 we coorganized the first European Kamishibai Meeting at UNESCO, Paris in cooperation with La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde in France. In addition to the seminar and the presentation of kamishibai by Japanese members on the first day, IKAJA's International members from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland made siginificant reports on their activities on the second day.
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Meanwhile we sometimes participate in international conferences such as:
*The 1st Asia and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress in Bali in 2013 (organized by IBBY Indonesia)
* The International Conference on Book Therapy in New Delhi in 2012 (organized by AWIC/IBBY India)
* IRSCL Conference in Kyoto, Japan in 2007
* The 30th IBBY Congress in Macau, China in 2006
* The Asian Conference on Storytelling in 2005 in New Delhi (organized by AWIC/IBBY India)

Past Domestic Activities (extracts)

IKAJA's 16th Anniversary Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo, 2017 link-icon
Theme: "Let Peace Shine with Kamishibai"
    Dates: November 18(Sat.) - November 19(Sun.), 2017
    Place: Kichijoji Tokyu REI Hotel, Tokyo

IKAJA's 15th Anniversary Kamishibai Seminar in Tokyo, 2016 link-icon
Theme: "Kamishibai - For a Bright Future"
    Dates: November 19(Sat.) - November 20(Sun.), 2016
    Place: Kichijoji Tokyu REI Hotel, Tokyo

IKAJA Kamishibai Seminar in ANJYO, 2017 link-icon
Theme: "Kamishibai - For a Bright Future"
    Date:July 2, 2017
    Place:Anjyo-city Aichi-Pref.
    Speaker:Kyoko Sakai, Shigeko Kusakabe


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

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