STORY of BUMBUKU

The Magic Teakettle of Good Luck, and its Extraordinary Tricks

We all know the story of Aladdin and The Magic Lamp, a 13th century Middle-Eastern story from 1001 Nights. In the story, Aladdin finds an old lamp. When he rubs the lamp to clean, a powerful genie appears who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of this genie, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful.

There is another story far far away from Aladdin in East Asia: a traditional Japanese folktale about a magic tea kettle. An old man buys an old teakettle and scrubs it harshly before putting it over the fire to boil water.

After that no genie appears from the teakettle but the teakettle becomes a magical raccoon who does circus tricks, gathers audiences for its owner, makes him rich, and brings luck. Its name is “Bumbuku: The Magic Teakettle of Good Luck, and its Extraordinary Tricks.”

Bumbuku reminds us that;
stories are universal but at the same time each of them can reflect the unique and authentic features of the storyteller and their culture.

 

Bumbuku reminds us that;
stories are universal but at the same time each of them can reflect the unique and authentic features of the storyteller and their culture.

 

Bumbuku reminds us that;
stories are universal but at the same time each of them can reflect the unique and authentic features of the storyteller and their culture.

 

The story also teaches something else. When the poor man in the story earns enough money for himself, he brings Bumbuku to a temple to take some rest as a teakettle for the rest of its life. And everyday, a monk puts a rice cookie next to the teakettle, which it loves. This story is about being generous, giving, and thinking about others.

We believe in unifying, transformative and inspirational power of stories and this power should be used for the common good.

We believe in unifying, transformative and inspirational power of stories and this power should be used for the common good.

We believe in unifying, transformative and inspirational power of stories and this power should be used for the common good.

If you want to have a cup of tea and talk about how to tell your story, just send an email to:
tea@bumbukucreatives.com

If you want to have a cup of tea and talk about how to tell your story, just send an email to
tea@bumbukucreatives.com

If you want to have a cup of tea and talk about how to tell your story, just send an email to
tea@bumbukucreatives.com

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