We're pleased to introduce Middleboro audiences of all ages to the magic, mystery, and beauty of Japan’s culture through performances by award-winning Japanese storyteller Motoko. She's the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award.
Times of each program will be announced in early summer.
Tales of Now & Zen -- for Adults
Motoko offers an evening filled with humor, charm, and elegance. She regales with hilarious tales from her old country, as well as poignant personal stories from her childhood in Osaka and her experiences as an immigrant to the US.
Discover Japan, the birthplace of Anime, through magical tales and origami. Motoko will discuss how Japanese folklore has inspired games and anime in the U.S. and around the world. Under her step-by-step guidance, participants will make exciting origami figures, and design their own original anime characters. Come ready to have fun!
Japanese Folktales & Origami -- for Families
Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko regales families (ages 5 and up) with delightful folktales from her native Japan, combined with hands-on origami activities. Motoko’s step-by-step instructions make the ancient Japanese art fun and accessible. Children will learn focus, imagination, and precision while creating pieces of art.
These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional funding has been provided by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.