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"Kamishibai" Picture Theater Promotes Peace Message
Plug-in Japan
11m 43s

Broadcast on January 31, 2019
Available until January 31, 2020

Two women have begun to use "Kamishibai" picture theater to depict the tragedy of the atomic bombings and spread the message of peace. One of them is an American whose grandfather was a prisoner of war of Japan during World War ll. The other is a Japanese woman whose grandfather was also incarcerated because he sounded a warning that his country would be defeated.

photo The Japanese woman, Eiko Matsui, produced "Never Again," Kamishibai on the importance of peace. photo Eiko Matsui (left) instructs Sydney Solis (right) how to perform Kamishibai. photo Sydney performs the English version of "Never Again" in front of a Japanese audience.