Little Mochi Man is a sweet little introduction to Japan that is suited to children between 3-7. Little Mochi Man is at NST Campus on March 3, 2018 as part of their Saturday children's theatre program. There will be one performance at 11am and one at 2pm.
The story follows Little Mochi Man, a small ball of rice (called mochi in Japan) who goes on an adventure all over Japan. The mochi is being made for a special New Year celebration, but when Little Mochi Man is taunted by the other mochi he decides to run away. Instead he ventures to the mountains of Hokkaido and the busy streets of Tokyo. He makes new friends along the way as he explores more of Japan.
Little Mochi Man is a great introduction to the culture, tradition, food and geography of Japan. Children will learn about Japanese festivals, different kinds of food, and they'll also see different parts of the country. The storytelling involves puppetry and origami, and is inspired by the Shogatsu (Japanese New Year celebrations) traditions.
Little Mochi Man is written and directed by Vicky Ireland, and presented by A Thousand Cranes.
Tickets are £6 per person and can be purchased from the NST website.