Asian Stories

Asian Stories

The Apple Seed

  • Aug 8, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 55:28 mins
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Stories included in this episode:  The Tale of Twelve Animals Influenced by her grandmother, and inspired by the story of the Chinese Zodiac, Motoko shares her version of one of the most popular stories in Asian folklore. Have you ever worried about your age? This folktale will help you look at the years in a new light. motoko.folktales.net The Spider Weaver Weavers are popular figures in folktale traditions across the globe. History, human relationships, and stories themselves are often depicted as the result of a weaver spinning cloth or a web. Inspired by his Asian-American heritage, Alton Chung shares the story of a weaver that echoes other stories you may have heard before. www.altonchung.com Trouble Talk(../../../episode/ac8153d5-98e4-46b2-b952-0d52179de719? playhead=1669&autoplay=true) Recorded live at Eth-No-Tec's first performance at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, this origin story is all about talking the right talk and walking the right walk. Specializing in stories from the Asian continent, and inspired by their own Asian-American heritage, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang bring folk tales and fairy tales to life with their energetic synchronized performing style. www.ethnohtec.org Trouble Talk Storyeller and balloon artist, David Claunch, holds the official title of Clowns of America International Ambassador to the country of Bhutan. Inspired by his travels and his relationships with his international clowning and storytelling audiences, David Claunch shares narratives that highlight many different cultural traditions including this wisdom tale. www.davidclaunch.com Golden Crane A classic folktale from Japan. Whether it is with a thoughtful story for adults, a folktale 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 the most fascinating journey of all. www.anneshimojima.com

Episode Segments

The Spider Weaver

21m

Weavers are popular figures in folktale traditions across the globe. History, human relationships, and stories themselves are often depicted as the result of a weaver spinning cloth or a web. Inspired by his Asian-American heritage, Alton Chung shares the story of a weaver that echoes other stories you may have heard before. www.altonchung.com Trouble Talk(../../../episode/ac8153d5-98e4-46b2-b952-0d52179de719? playhead=1669&autoplay=true) Recorded live at Eth-No-Tec's first performance at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, this origin story is all about talking the right talk and walking the right walk. Specializing in stories from the Asian continent, and inspired by their own Asian-American heritage, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang bring folk tales and fairy tales to life with their energetic synchronized performing style. www.ethnohtec.org

Weavers are popular figures in folktale traditions across the globe. History, human relationships, and stories themselves are often depicted as the result of a weaver spinning cloth or a web. Inspired by his Asian-American heritage, Alton Chung shares the story of a weaver that echoes other stories you may have heard before. www.altonchung.com Trouble Talk(../../../episode/ac8153d5-98e4-46b2-b952-0d52179de719? playhead=1669&autoplay=true) Recorded live at Eth-No-Tec's first performance at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, this origin story is all about talking the right talk and walking the right walk. Specializing in stories from the Asian continent, and inspired by their own Asian-American heritage, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang bring folk tales and fairy tales to life with their energetic synchronized performing style. www.ethnohtec.org