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"Kamishibai" as Propaganda in Wartime Japan
Storytelling, Self, Society
Vol. 2, No. 1 (FALL 2005), pp. 21-31
Published by: Wayne State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41948951
Page Count: 11
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Kamishibai is a form of picture storytelling that evolved in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. With the coming of World War II, it became one of the most widely used mediums for propaganda, targeting both children on the homefront and newly colonized nations. This paper examines some of the types of wartime kamishibai, and the ideologies of the warrior code and the "nationstate as family" that pervaded them, within the context of the history of kamishibai as a whole.
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