We have been making connections between last year's study of China and the first grade unit on Japan. Mrs. Warstler's class invited us to join her students in listening to a Chinese storyteller. This was a great way to introduce kamishibai - a Japanese art of storytelling. These storytellers use a series of picture cards to tell a story. We enjoyed reading The Kamishibai Man and we watched a short video explaining this traditional way of telling stories in Japan. We compared and contrasted these two different ways of telling stories.