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National Geographic Magazine: Planet Manga

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M. Yasuno Yuushi, a Kamishibai performer, puts on a show for visitors at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.  Today there are only a handful of Kamishibai performaners left in Japan, but the craft is considered to have influenced the love of picture based story telling amongst Japanese children and the eventual popularity of manga comics in the post-WWII period.