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!

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.

Workshop Presenter

P.O. Box 113
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Read about the Anne Shimojima Latte at Franny Lou's Porch in Philadelphia, PA!


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!


     The inspiring story of Anne's Japanese American family's journey from Japan to the U.S. and through the incarceration camps of World War II.

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Time TBD - The National Storytelling Festival on ZOOM. Tickets here for the entire two-day festival, with 40 featured storytellers! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm CDT. College of DuPage on ZOOM. Register here.