Karikyuramashin: A 70s Japanese Version of Sesame Street

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 29, 2009 in Japanese TV

From 1974 until 1978 NTV ran a children’s educational show called Karikyuramashin (カリキュラマシーン) which was inspired by Sesame Street in the United States. What I love about this show is that the music is quite catchy: The video above features the songs Twisted Uncle, Kya and the Awry song. Below are other video segments from the show which are now the treasured childhood memories of Gen Xers in Japan: Read more…

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