ASIAN AMERICAN STORYTOPIA!
A free YouTube channel of Asian American storytelling! Stories, activities, Asian culture!
Anne joins storytellers Karin Amano, Tobey Ishii Anderson, Alton Takiyama Chung, Eleanor Clement Glass, Yasu Ishida, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Roopa Mohan, Motoko, Kuniko Yamamoto, Linda Yemoto, and Dr. Joel Ying for this fun introduction to Asian culture.
For elementary school children, their families, and all story-lovers!
Find it here!
UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:
HIDDEN MEMORY: AN AMERICAN WORLD WAR II STORY
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 2:00 pm CDT, Fox Lake District Library, Fox Lake, IL - In person. Info here.
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm CDT, Whiting Public Library, IN - In person
Tuesday, July 8, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM. The College of DuPage catalog is here.
Read Anne's essay about creating her family history project and family story on Discover Nikkei's website.
SAKURA TALES: STORIES FROM JAPAN
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT, Naperville Public Library, IL - In-person and ZOOM. Register here for in-person attendance.
SAKURA TALES: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE FOLKLORE
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM. The College of DuPage catalog is here.
ASIAN TALES AND TRAVELS
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 CST, North Shore Senior Center, IL - In-person and ZOOM. Register here.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM. The College of DuPage catalog is here.
Join Anne as she tells traditional folk tales from Japan and China. Anne also shares photos of her time in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Takayama, describes a storytelling trip to Japan as a guest of the Japanese government , and tells of a surprising discovery of long-lost family. Then you’ll visit China, see the sights in Beijing and Datong, and visit Gengcun, an historic village with a 600-year tradition of storytelling.
Anne has a CD! Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan. Order it here!
Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan has received a Storytelling World Resource Honor Award in the category of Storytelling Recordings!
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Whether it is with a thoughtful story for adults, a funny folk tale for children, or the inspiring history of her Japanese American family’s experience in the incarceration camps during World War II, Anne Shimojima reminds us that to be human is to travel on the most fascinating journey of all. Her repertoire includes folk tales from around the world and historical pieces that help us find our place in the world today.
A professional storyteller since 1982, Anne performs in festivals, schools, libraries, museums, senior communities, conferences, and anywhere people gather to hear a good story. Her thirty-five years as an elementary school library media specialist and decades of performing have given her a deep understanding of the universal truths we can all find in story.
Read about the Anne Shimojima Latte at Franny Lou's Porch in Philadelphia, PA!