‘Three travellers meet on a road…one carries a mask on his back…..where have they come from? What adventures will they have? Beautifully illustrated with colourful, often humorous, prints by the famous artist Hiroshige and accompanied by Japanese music, the Tōkaidō Road team bring a children’s story-telling version of their critically acclaimed production in to schools in the form of the traditional Japanese art form, Kamishibai….’

 ‘Absolutely marvellous – I can’t thank Melissa and Tomoko enough for this spell-binding afternoon. The children loved it and it provided a perfect and unique introduction to Hiroshige’s world encouraging people to look deeply into these pictures’

Carol Thompson |  Curator, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Hiroshige exhibition)

‘We’ve been transported to another world – I’ve never seen the children quite so entranced by a visiting production. It exceeded all expectations – thank you’ – 

Jonty Hall   | Head of Walkern Primary School

‘Thank you for opening up a window into another word – what a wonderful afternoon. The children were truly inspired by the performance and we have been talking about the art, the music and Japan since your visit.’  

Any Hawkins |  Head of Music, Great Paxton Primary School

Touring dates

  • WiseWords Festival – 4th September 2015
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery – 30th October 2015
  • St Neots School – 2nd November 2015
  • Great Paxton School – 3rd November 2015
  • Ashwell School – 9th November 2015
  • Walker School  – 10th November 2015