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Street storyteller eyes epic project to cap career that spans 40 years — The Asahi Shimbun

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— by Akihiro Tanaka: Tadashi Sugiura is a practitioner of the dying art of staging “kamishibai” picture card shows for kids on street corners.

The tradition started in the Meiji Era (1868-1912) with street performances known as “kami-ningyo shibai” paper doll theater and took off across the country in the early Showa Era (1926-1989)…

Image: The third volume of Tadashi Sugiura’s latest paper card show, “Sento de Kagayaku Chikyu-kokka,” portrays a peaceful city in the future built with the cooperation of countries across the globe, courtesy of Akihiro Tanaka

July 26, 2019

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