In her show, 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.
Good for Asian/Japanese festival. Japanese language lesson as a pre-show, then 10 min Japanese folktale.
Good for school or library event. Japanese language lesson, singing, fan dance movement demonstration and
two Japanese folktales.
Good for school event/ classroom.
Japanese language lesson, 1st story, singing, fan dance demonstration, 2nd story, and audience participation.
Good for classroom. Japanese language lesson, 1st story, singing, fan dance demonstration, 2nd story or Kamishibai. (paper drama)