NENGAJō: JAPAN
An authentic BackPax AudioJourney for children 8+ 

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$11.95


The Japanese have a tradition of sending postcards and a word for these friendly little holiday snapshots: nengajō.  Postcards in sound, story, and song from the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan.  


30-minute live-action audio recorded on-location in Japan.

Produced with state-of-the-art audio drama technique.


The Japanese have a tradition of sending postcards and a word for these friendly little holiday snapshots: Nengajō. Each greeting is a celebration of culture and of life, bridging the old ways and modern times. 

This BackPax journey delivers a bounty of Nengajō, audio "postcards” of colorful scenes and greetings from the land of the Rising Sun: “The Toothpick Warriors” from the days of the Samurai, Kabuki (traditional Japanese theater), Seijin no hi (coming-of-age day), the dolls festivals for girls and for boys, a message about ecology, and more. 

Recorded on location in Japan and at the Asia Society in New York City.

Nengajo/Postcard #1: "Painted Japanese kite"       
Photo credit: iStockPhoto 

SPECIAL FEATURES:    

  • Listening Guide
  • Celebrate two traditional Japanese children's festivals:
  •       Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day Festival) and Tango no Sekku (Boys' Day Festival) 

nengajō: japan.

TRACK
1
    The Rabbit in the Moon
2     Nengajō/Postcard #1: Adventure in Japan
3     The Mysterious Myora
4     Mr. Yamazake's Daughter
5     Nengajō #2: Seijin no hi
6     The Toothpick Warriors
7     Nengajō​ #3:  Kabuki Theater
8     Nengajō​ #4:  Old Japan New 
9     Sticky, Sticky Pine
10   Nengajō​ #5:  Goodbye for Now 

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