I'm practicing here, so that I can do better with my blog. Having brain cancer does slow you down. Sometimes I can't
make associations the way I used to (many times !). Of course, at 65, a little brain change is inevitable, so I can't
determine which is from my cancer or which is just from good old aging!
Here's a photo I dug up from my time in Japan, where we were having great fun telling kamishibai stories.
Another favorite story telling form from the southern tip of India is Villapattu. It is told with this musical bow, the singer is the lead storyteller, accompanied by a number of different musicians.
I met a number of bow singers, in Chennai and when I traveled further south. They share the old ballads, as well as newer topics, like birth control and family planning, newer heroes, and much more.