Yoshiko Noda "Yocci"

Tsuru no Ongaeshi Ornitologico

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 Among the innumerable ways of telling a story, a special place belongs to kamishibai: it comes from Japan, meaning “paper theatre” or “paper show” and it is a form of narration through images which is different from the books that we are used to.

For this innovative format, somewhere between theatre and reading, you couldn’t be satisfied with stories that you have already heard: here are new versions of the great classics from the European and Japanese traditions, revisited by Yocci in her unique style. One surprise after the next, kamishibai rewrites our ideas on fairy tales, and on how to tell them.

 The Gratitude of the Crane – Modified Japanese Fairy Tale

One of the most famous fairy tales in the Japanese tradition, the story of the gratitude of the crane begins on a winter evening, when an elderly man frees a crane from a hunter’s trap. Sometime later a girl shows up to him and his wife, and begins to help them with housework and with their research on migratory birds... A story of reciprocal kindness and mysteries that must be respected, interpreted by Yocci in an ornithological key.

Languages:  Italian and Japanese

Format:  8 Loose Pages 
Dimensions:  42cm x 30cm
First Edition Year:  2019