Multilingual Story Time
During Multilingual Story Time, various cultures are introduced through storytelling of picture books. We provide opportunities for readers and listeners to interact and create opportunities for participants to become interested in different cultures.
Asian picture books and Kamishibai storytelling session
Read books in Japanese and foreign languages at the Asian picture books and Kamishibai storytelling session in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
Sunday, 9th July 2023 – South Korea
Sunday, 8th October 2023 – Taiwan
Sunday, 14th January 2024 – Sri Lanka
Sunday, 10th March 2024 – Thailand
11:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 1:30am
Kid’s Corner in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
7th Floor, Riverain Center Building,
3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan
Maximum number of participants
Around 10 groups/families for each session (depending on the size of the groups/families)
How to apply
Please apply from here (Applications open from the 1st of the previous month until three days before the event takes place)
The Asian picture books and Kamishibai storytelling session
In October and December 2022, for the Asian picture books and Kamishibai storytelling session in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, we read the Indian picture book “Tiger on a tree” in English and Japanese, and the Korean picture book “Shiroi wa Usagi(しろいは うさぎ)” in Japanese and Korean.
Experience and Enjoy a Multilingual Story Time
The multilingual story time and Ｋamishibai performance in February 2023 was performed by Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese and Korean at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
International students from each country greeted in their language, and there was also a quiz to guess the onomatopoeia.
Since Japanese language has a lot of onomatopoeia, the audience was surprised when one of them said, “In my own language, there is no word that expresses that sound.”