A Kamishibai Performance and Illustration Workshop with Satoshi Kitamura

Date: Friday, January 12th, 2007 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Satoshi Kitamura

The event will be in English and Japanese. London-based illustrator Satoshi Kitamura is unquestionably Japan's most successful export to children's publishing in Europe. His debut picture book Angry Arthur (written by Hiawyn Oram) won the 1982 Mother Goose Award, while UFO Diary was short listed for the Smartie's Prize in 1989. Since then he's worked on a string of best-selling picture books released across the globe. Satoshi will begin by presenting a Kamishibai (storytelling cards) performance of his work. Kamishibai is a traditional Japanese storytelling medium now enjoying a significant revival of interest across the world. Attendees will also participate in a workshop project. Please bring pens or crayons (no paints) and paper, either A4 photocopy paper or preferably slightly larger, a pair of scissors (optional) and ordinary white envelopes (one or two per person). More biographical information on Satoshi Kitamura can be found at his profile. For more information on SCBWI in Japan e-mail or visit the SCBWI Tokyo website The location of this event is the Tokyo Women's Plaza Audio Visual room B and C, 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku (Nearest station: Omotesando, close to the Children's Castle), map (Japanese).

Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan (SCBWI)

Cost: SCBWI Members: 1,000 yen
Non-members: 1,500 yen

Venue: The Tokyo Women's Plaza, Audio Visual room B and C, 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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