Last week a lady came and told us stories from Japan. They were like legends. She used puppets and props. She told three stories: The Crane Fairy, The Piece of Straw and The Boy in a Peach.
My favourite story was The Crane Fairy. Once upon a time an old man and an old woman who made boats and sails, found a crane-bird in a net. They rescued it and nursed it back to health. It flew away. Then, disguised as a girl, came back and made sails.
The girl said “do not look in my room when I am making sails!” But one day they looked! OH NO! There was the crane, it was using its feathers to make sails, then she flew away.