Kamishibai

The Heart of a Survivor

In December, 2011, Setsuko Thurlow visited Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex. Artist Sandra Parker and educator Robert Croonquist visited the classroom of art teacher Nick Kozak for a week and the students created this Kamishibai, or traditional Japanese storyboard, based on the testimony of Ms. Thurlow.

 

Hibakusha Stories Kamishibai Video

On December 23, 2013, Toshiko Tanaka shared her hibakusha story with students at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK. Through an initiative of Youth Arts New York, her journey was underwritten by grants from the U.S. Japan Foundation and the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership. This kamishibai, created in the classroom of Jennifer Dix Brown, tells part of Toshiko’s story.