Family Programs

Issun-boshi the One-Inch Boy



Japan Society presents the classic tale of Issun-Boshi, the One-Inch Boy. An old couple with no children is surprised when they receive a baby who is no bigger than a thumb! Part of the Kamishibai Mini Library series.


Highlighted Words & Phrases

Word/Phrase   Hiragana  
Small   ちいさい (chiisai)  
Bowl   おわん (owan)  
Princess   おひめさま (ohimesama)  
Ogre   おに (oni)  
Needle   はり (hari)  


Many thanks to Kamishibai for Kids for the use of their Issun-Boshi kamishibai.

Narrated by Hiroko Bell.
Author: Joji Tsubota
Illustrator: Hisao Suzuki

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