For Love of Stories

Striving for the Art of Storytelling

I'm a Sucker for Good Stories

Every object has a story. Stories connect people. Storytelling brings people together. That’s why I love storytelling.

Storytelling Stub

Resources, tools, and tips that may help you with writing and storytelling.

Know Your Audience

I'm always fascinated by audience's reactions while I'm telling a story. We all know that "knowing your audience" is one of the most important key elements when we tell a story. But how so? Where they laugh, what they respond to, how they resonate to your story, and...

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Storytelling vs Presenting

I often get feedback like "You need to move on the stage" or "Your gestures need to be bigger" at Toastmasters. In the beginning of my Toastmasters years, those suggestions confused me. I understand the benefit of moving on the stage and being animated with big...

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Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

What Makes People Laugh?

What Makes People Laugh?

Many of my stories are entertaining, but it doesn't mean that I always try to make people laugh. My facial expression, how I say it, or the phrase I use - whatever it is, people often laugh without my intention. The other day, I challenged myself - I told a folktale....

There Is No Such Thing As Perfect Timing!

There Is No Such Thing As Perfect Timing!

It's been busy two months filled with blessing opportunities; Write Work (6/30); Shoot 'Em Up (7/17); Strong Words (7/27); the Otter Story Hour (8/5). Every time when the opportunity was presented, I thought that the timing wasn't good. I had already committed to the...

I Dare Tell My Stories!

I Dare Tell My Stories!

Who's going to listen to my stories?   As a non-native English speaker, I always doubt about my English speaking skills. Even after living in the United States for over 15 years, there are still lots of words that I don't know or cannot pronounce properly. (Those...

My Storytelling Events

I would love to see your friendly smiles in the audience.  Please come to hear my stories!
I also share my thoughts after each event. Please check out the past events, too.  

2019.12.08 StoryMasters ~ Fireside Stories II

2019.12.08 StoryMasters ~ Fireside Stories II

SOLD OUT The holiday season is approaching. It's time to listen to some stories that warm your heart! StoryMasters' storytelling showcase is something that you don't want to miss!Sunday, December 8th, 20193PMFreeTomiyama ResidenceRSVP requiredLimited to 35 people.

2019.11.17 Turbine Arts Collective

2019.11.17 Turbine Arts Collective

Turbine Arts Collective's Montage night is my favorite night! This is not a typical storytelling show. You'll enjoy various kinds of performances; improv, storytelling, music, dance, and so on. Come and check it out! Sunday, November 17th, 20197PMDonate What You...

2019.08.25 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

2019.08.25 The ABCs Storytelling Workshop

The August 4th Workshop was a huge success! Because we have people on the waiting list, we decided to repeat the workshop on August 25th. In StoryMasters’ half-day, interactive workshop, you will learn the essential elements of storytelling and how to use...