Hon-to-Asobo Zenkoku Homon Ohanashitai (本とあそぼう全国訪問おはなし隊), a picture book reading caravan will come to Semboku City!
The group is a campaign by Kodansha which tours in a mobile caravan around the country and read picture books to children aged between 2 to 8. In each prefecture, they stop at about 50 locations such as nursery schools, kindergartens, and elementary schools as well as libraries and book stores.
(To give you an idea, here is a video of their previous event in Nigata Prefecture.)
There are mainly two features in this caravan event: o-hanashikai （おはなし会）and a mobile library. O-hanashi-kai is a 30 min storytelling session, in which staffs and volunteers read picture books aloud or have a kamishibai (literally meaning “paper-theater,” a traditional Japanese storytelling by flipping illustrated boards). The caravan also features a mobile library with a great selection of picture books.
The caravan will come to town on Saturday, July 9th at Gakushu-shiryokan in front of the Nishinomiya residence in Kakunodate Town, Semboku City. The event is FREE to participate!