How To Be Japanese

miyo yamauchi · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by LISA LOCKHART

June 08, 2022 certified reviewer

What I liked

Miyo’s confidence, humor, and genuine love for storytelling dominated the stage and brought us along for the ride through her many adventures.

What I didn't like

I’d like it if the bench had some sort of handle or lever so Miyo didn’t have to bend so low to move it around the stage.

It would also be nice to have a little more time between doors opening and show starting for audience members to “freshen up,” especially when they’ve been waiting in line!

My overall impression

How does one person command the stage for an hour and make it feel like 10 minutes? She makes it funny and inspiring and makes it feel like she’s just telling us stories over a cup of coffee!

Miyo Yamauchi charmed us with her bubbly personality and her quirky outlook on the differences between the eastern and western worlds, and enlightened us to the many reasons why just liking sushi won’t make us Japanese!

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