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