My mom was a 3rd grade teacher at our DOD elementary school outside of Tokyo, Japan. She utilized her Kamishibai Storytelling often and, of course, as her child, I was fortunate to watch her tell many Japanese tales such as Peach Boy and Momotaro. I remember I illustrated and performed Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown in front of my 2nd grade class. Wow, I guess that was my first official storytelling gig - ha! Let me tell you briefly what a Kamishibai Storytelling Theater is.
Kamishibai Wooden Theater
Japanese Story Cards
Kamishibai Man - picture book by Allen Say