photo by Nicola OgiwaraKazu, a Japanese professional storyteller, specializes in telling Asian traditional stories to all ages.

Kazu has a repertoire of Japanese folk tales, fables and poems as well as stories from around the world.


Kazu also tells Japanese classics, for example, Manyoshu, Heike monogatari and Okuno Hosomichi.

at the Japanese-style room, Kotobukiya,with guitar
Kazu has been invited to Singapore and the U.S. as well to tell her powerful tales.

In May 2004 She was invited to participate in The Seattle International Children’s Festival.

Kazu’s stories are told in galleries, concert halls, castle, libraries, conferences, and on outdoor stages, too.

Photo by Takeshi Kawakita Most of her storytelling is done solo, but recently she has performed in varied collaborations with musicians who play shakuhachi, shino-bue, cello, piano, classical guitar or percussion.

with Shakuhachi & shinibue at the traditional Japanese garden
Kazu creates harmony between the stories and music in her own mystic and uncommon way.