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The Tall Keyaki Tree

May 23, 3:00-4:15pm 

Come join our livestream! 

Additional information and livestream link available @ https://www.queenslibrary.org/calendar/the-keyaki-tree-shadow-puppet-theatre/006689-0322

The Tall Keyaki Tree is a shadow puppet fantasy with live music, inspired by the novel Five-Storied Pagoda written by Koda Rohan (1867–1947). A peculiar carpenter undertakes the profound task of building a five-storied pagoda using the wood from the Keyaki (Zelkova) tree. Having grown up with the tree, the carpenter’s strong spiritual bond with the Keyaki powers the creation of an exceptional pagoda. The show is directed by Watoku Ueno with music by Shu Odamura and Ryoju Fukushiro