• Promotional Video created by Jon LeClair

    ★ Click to play. Kuniko’s Promo Video from Kuniko Yama on Vimeo.

  • Highlight Kuniko RED_edited-3

    Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan

    ★ 45 – 90 minutes Kuniko’s Solo Show for Theater, Festival and Residency Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to create storytelling that will have audience spellbound in their seats. According to organization/school needs, in 45-60 minutes show, 3-5 short stories are performed with audience interaction and participation. The […]

  • All Hands-On Workshops

  • Storytelling with Origami
  • Japanese zitar & ancient stories


    MUKASHI: Japanese Storytelling w/ Magic and Koto Music By Kuniko and Yoshiko Ancient tales are filled with magical moments and requires a touch of magic keeps it animated. Kuniko tells Japanese myth and folktales of heroes, wise woman, 6 headed dragons, talking fish, and more…  with visual effects and masks.  Not only to entertain but […]

  • Japanese Storytelling with Origami

    Origami Tales

    ★ 45 – 90 minutes Kuniko’s Solo Show for K-12, College or Families Welcome to the infinite world of Origami! In Japanese, ori- means “to fold” and -gami means “paper”. Using origami, music and audience participation, storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture. In her new show “Origami Tales”, mythological character masks & […]


1000 Peace Crane Project -USxJAPAN

Students folded 1000 origami cranes and Kuniko took it to Japan! Students at Sarasota Academy of the Arts learned how to fold a bird crane with Kuniko. Then folded 1000 of them and showed their wish for World Peace. Japanese say If you make 1000 paper caranes, your wish is strong, sacred and your wish […]

Video for Arts In School of Sarasota!

I talked in this video just a little.

upcoming show information

May 13-15 in New Albany, Indiana

Ogle Cultural Community Center in Indiana University Southeast invites young audience to Origami Tales! I’m returning this beautiful theatre of 500 seats, state of arts – the sound quality is amazing.  Great staff members and

UPCOMING in Florida

UPCOMING Residency for St.Petersburg

Working with Mahaffey Theatre/Foundation on May 7-10. This residency was designed for Kindergarten of 4 schools in St.Petersburg, Florida. Early child development is beyond our understanding. Research shows early childhood when the brain is forming, playful transition to formal world of learning begins and high quality education is needed to their intelligence. It is an honor to […]

Myers Elementary

May 2, 2013

School Residency that consists of Origami Workshops and Performance at Myers Elementary school. Thank you for the school and parents for arranging great residency! Thrilled to see you all  – Kuniko

Peter cooper copy

May 1, 2013

Peter Cooper Village nests in East Village in Manhattan, boasting 80 acres backyard! My performance will be at the community center at 3:30PM. For more information ::: http://www.pcvstliving.com

Apex high

Thank you for voting my show #1 for 3 years!! I still remember good days and bad days of High School. How passionate I was but how tired I was. Happy but lonely sometimes. Scared but didn’t wanna give up. Wanted to be understood but didn’t know how to express. Made mistakes a lot and […]