Dresden Ethnography Museum: Momotaro, the Peach Boy. Japanese folktale with Origami

Where today’s youth have Manga to bring adventure stories life, Japanese story-telling of yore relied on the much more interactive medium of origami.

And on Thursday August the 2nd the Dresden Ethnography Museum presents a family orientated reading of the traditional Japanese folktale Momotaro, the Peach Boy – accompanied by origami.

A somewhat surreal, yet fascinating, cross between Superman and Moses, Momotaro arrives on earth inside a giant peach which is discovered floating down a river by an elderly couple.

Having grown to become a brave warrior Momotaro, accompanied by a talking monkey, dog and pheasant, set of to tackle a band of demons who are terrorising his community….

The rest will be told by Gabriela Bracklo from Edition Bracklo on August 2nd!

Momotaro, the Peach Boy. Japanese folktale with Origami at the Dresden Ethnography Museum on August 2nd 2012, 3pm. (In German)

More details can be found at http://www.voelkerkunde-dresden.de

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

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