TYPE: Kamishibai
DIMENSIONS: 10 1/2 X 15 inches (each card)
COMPONENTS: 19 cards complete
ITEM ID: 2234

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Children’s Metamorphic Kamishibai Set

Year: 1941
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: Showa 16

Metamorphic Japanese children’s Kamishibai set about a man who is always complaining. He meets an old woman who tells him he can’t go through life that way.
As an example she asks him if he gets mad when a baby cries.  He answers “no.” Then she asks him if he gets angry when a piece of tile falls from a roof and hits him on the head. Again he answers “no.” Then she asks if he gets upset when a bird messes on his head. Again he answers “no.” He then understands that it is futile to go about complaining about things he has no control over. The card showing the baby, tile and bird is metamorphic: it changes when part of the card is turned.