The Paper Washi Wish

These photographs of The Paper Washi Wish performed by A Thousand Cranes were taken at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore.

This performance for young children is inspired by Kamishibai (traditional Japanese paper theatre). The two actors use a traditional Japanese storyboard theatre attached to a bicycle,  blending language, pictures, movement and imagination to conjure up a magical paper world full of surprises.

The show was accompanied by an opportunity for the children to join in and make their own paper washi wish, using bowls of washi (pulped wet paper) to make new pieces of paper with sparkly decorations, a lovely memento of the show that could be taken away.

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