Illinois Storyteller Profile

 

Name:Amano, Karin
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City:Canton
State:MO
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Email:japanesestoryteller@gmail.com
Website:www.japanesestoryteller.com

Bio:Karin was born and raised in Japan, where she was trained in Japanese Traditional Dance as well as singing and acting. She received her BS in Educational theater from New York University. Karin was a full-time actor/storyteller at Walt Disney World for 11 years. She still performs for Holidays Around the World at Epcot every year.

Karin wears traditional Japanese attire and uses a traditional Japanese folding fan, which she calls a convenient “all-in one prop” for Japanese storytellers. It can be used for a scene to simulate chopsticks as well as snow falling, a sword, a sake cup, a letter, a pen, and so on. Karin also uses stylized movements with the fan that one sees in the Kabuki theater.
She plays multiple roles spontaneously or picks audience members to participate in her show. She has adapted many Japanese folktales, comedic Japanese children’s stories, and tales from Japanese mythology.
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Elementary, Grades K-5
Family Audiences
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
Preschool
Story Types:Bilingual
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
Humor
Multicultural
Myths
With Song
Travel:Yes
Workshops using Storytelling:For Educators
For Librarians
For Students