Alton Takiyama-Chung

E Komo Mai! Welcome and spend an evening hearing tales of old and not so old Hawaii. Explore ancient Hawaiian legends of Gods and Goddesses with kama’aina storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung. Hear about life on the sugar and pineapple plantations in the 1930s, as well as eye witness accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor from the civilians on shore and the folks on board the ships at anchor. Take in these slices of island life not normally found in any tourist brochure. Come and enjoy an evening of tales from the Aloha State!

Japanese-Korean storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung grew up with the superstitions and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. He tells stories from Hawaii, Asian folktales, ghost stories, stories from the Japanese-Americans experience of WWII, the plantation days in Hawaii, and the immigration of the Chinese into the U.S. He has performed at the Timpanogos and the National Storytelling Festivals and at international storytelling festivals in the Cayman Islands, Singapore, Vietnam, India, and Thailand. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network, the national organization for storytellers in the U.S.

This event is sponsored by Nancy Atcher and PSPL.

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