LIbrary program in Franklin
Kuniko Yamamoto, enchants audiences of every age with dramatic storytelling using myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan, spiced with social revelations to educate and amuse. Kuniko uses traditional Japanese music, handcrafted masks, stylized movement and a touch of magic to create an artistic balance of illusion and reality. For younger children, she uses Japanese storytelling with origami using folded paper animals and faces, which come alive in folk tales. Every program encourages audience interaction and participation, with each narrative carefully selected for cultural and moral perspectives. Kuniko will perform at the Franklin branch of the St. Mary Parish Library on July 1 at 2 p.m.