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Fairytales in Ireland and Japan

18th of Feb, 3 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Project Space)

Storytelling & Art workshop

For families with children of all ages


English and Japanese

Please note:

Booking is required. When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.


Take part in a magical experience combining Ireland and Japan’s different, yet similar cultures. Through the art of song and origami crafts, children and their families will experience the mystical storytelling culture that Ireland and Japan share. The countries even have similar tales. Can you name them? Attend this workshop to find out and experience the shared connection of Ireland and Japan. 

アイルランドと日本。このふたつの国は、地球最大のユーラシア大陸の西端と東端にある島国です。言語も文化は大きく異なりますが、ともに神話があり、おはなしの文化で有名です。実はアイルランドにも日本とよく似たお話やお祭りがあるのです。どんなお話・お祭りだと思いますか? これらの物語に合わせた歌やおりがみ、クラフトもご紹介します。

Meet the artist

Tamao Oka

Tamao is a certified Steiner kindergarten teacher and was the leader of a toddlers group at the Steiner School during her training. She has run a Japanese kid’s book club for over 10 years in Dublin. Tamao loves storytelling, puppet shows, and singing with children.

tamao oka

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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