“A dynamo who beautifully pours out passion and fire onstage”

– from a feature article by Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN









The Story of Crow Boy to be premiered at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

The Story of Crow Boy

February 18-28, 2016

Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno.

THE STORY OF CROW BOY explores the intriguing life story of Taro Yashima who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately – of joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and offers understanding into the complexities of cultural survival.

This production draws on his autobiographical and fictional books including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning CROW BOY (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the “voices of crows” in defiance of his years of being bullied.









January 2016:  Japan America Society of Minnesota presents Harukaze Festival 2016, and it will feature my CD Kono Michi, Japanese Folk Songs arranged by Gregory Theisen!!!

For details: please click here to go to JASM page

I am thrilled to have another opportunity to introduce my CD with songs chosen for my children and everyone who loves Japan and Japanese Songs.  This CD is a collection of many of the most beloved Japanese songs of all times.

Kono Michi CD cover.jpg

To purchase the CD: please click here










Momoko Tanno is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.