We offer many options to customize your presentation!
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Interactive readings with PowerPoint 
Members of the audience dress in our kimonos and pantomime as we read.
Shadow Puppetry 
If you can darken your room, we can set up our puppet stage and present Sunny's own Japanese folk tales.  If time allows, we can work with your group to create and perform their own simple shadow puppets. This presentation is most effective with groups of 5-50 children.
Traditional Japanese Toys 
Your audience will experience ancient toys that did not require batteries or electricity to fascinate children for hours.
Drawing/Manga demonstrations and Question/answer Sessions
Write your name in Japanese ... or have Sunny create a name poster for you!
Daruma dolls, coloring, origami, & more


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Aug 10-11, 2019
Aug 17-18, 2019
Sept 28, 2019
Oct 18-21, 2019
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May 19, 2020
"This was a wonderful presentation! Mr. Seki, Mrs. Seki, and Mario did a fantastic presentation/performance @ Kodomo No Gakko! Thank you!!! Can't wait to find out the ending to the story :)" - D.Y. (Torrance)

"While on vacation I saw your book "Yuko Chan and the Daruma Doll" and noticed a Shiba Inu on the cover. Having a Shiba Inu myself I picked up the book and fell in love! I am currently working on my master degree for special education and created a lesson plan using "Yuko Chan and the Daruma Doll" for a multicultural class I am currently taking. My classmates and fellow teachers thought the book was great!"  -Amanda Koehler 

"Thank you for such an outstanding memorable presentation at Suzume. This was such an enlightening, fun experience for everyone! We will enjoy your stories for years to come." - M.K. (San Jose)

"Your participation in the Arizona Matsuri made this one the best ever. Arigato Gozaimasu." - D.A. (Phoenix)

"As always, your Children's Folktale performance contributed to making this year's Festival a Success!"  - A.F. (Monterey Park)
Special Presentations and Book Signing Events
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We are available for your event!
   Book signings
   Library presentations
   School author visits
   Academic lectures
Lecture Topics
History of Japanese folklore
Senryu poetry
History of Japanese gardeners
The journey to becoming a                published author/illustrator 
Shinkansen: The Bullet Train
The Manga Connection to Old         Japan
Scheduled Events
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Live Oak Library - Tale of the Lucky Cat  6:30
Compton LIbrary - Shadow Puppets 2:00
Fontana Lewis Library - Shadow Puppets  4:15 & 5:45
Maywood Cesar Chavez Library - Shadow Puppets 4:00
Lake Los Angeles Library - Shadow Puppets 4:00
Fontana Arts Festival  5:00-10:00
South Pasadena Library - Tale of the Lucky Cat  3:00
Kokeshi Doll from Fukushima - JANM, Little Tokyo
Tanabata Festival - Little Tokyo
Japan World Heroes - Pasadena Convention Center
Fall into Literacy - Banning Museum, Wilmington
Orange County Japan Fair
Orange County Puppetry Guild
CA School Library Ass'n Conference - City of Industry
Bell Gardens Library - Love & The Tale of the Lucky Cat
Rowland Heights Library - Shadow Puppets 6:30
Lake Los Angeles Library - Yuko-chan & Daruma Doll 4:00