Tier Two (Don't Delete)

Japanese Students Share Folktales with Local Children

On Saturday, December 14, four students in the Japanese 3 class ended a month-long preparation period that culminated in a visit to the Japanese American Citizen League of Monterey Peninsula heritage center where they shared classic Japanese folktales with local young students. Logan Eckert '20, Nkechi Ezirim '21, Gabbi Studier '21, and Adrian Sze '21 each read a Japanese folk tale each using kamishibai to the children at the heritage center who study Japanese. Kamishibai is a form of storytelling for Japanese small children and Stevenson is fortunate to own a huge collection of kamishibai books. According to the teachers at the heritage center, those small children had been looking forward to our students' visit and enjoyed listening to the stories. The event was such a success that Stevenson Japanese students were invited to return and repeat the experience in the future.