Tetsuko Kuroyanagi





Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

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in Nogisaka,Tokyo, Japan
August 09, 1933

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Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is an internationally famous Japanese actress, a talk show host, a best-selling author of children book.

She founded the Totto Foundation, named for the eponymous and autobiographical protagonist of her book Totto-chan, The Little Girl at the Window. The Foundation professionally trains deaf actors, implementing Kuroyanagi's vision of bringing theater to the deaf.

In 1984, in recognition of her charitable works, Kuroyanagi was appointed to be a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, being the first person from Asia to hold this position. During the late 1980s and the 1990s, she visited many developing countries in Asia and Africa for charitable works and goodwill missions, helping children who had suffered from disasters and war a
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Average rating: 4.26 · 11,474 ratings · 1,273 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Totto-chan: The Little Girl...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 10,296 ratings — published 1982 — 41 editions
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Totto-chan's Children: A Go...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,106 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Best Of Totto Chan (Kodansh...
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Totto Chan To Totto Chantachi
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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டோட்டோ-சான் ஜன்னலில் ஒரு சி...
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Chiisai Toki Kara Kangaetek...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Madogiwa no Totto-chan
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1981
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Encounter with Japan
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1985
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“Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth; having hearts that are never moved and therefore never set on fire. These are the things to fear, said the headmaster.”
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

“Drying her eyes, Mother said to Totto-chan very slowly, "You're Japanese and Masao-chan comes from a country called Korea. But he's a child, just like you. So, Totto-chan, dear, don't ever think of people as different. Don't think, 'That person's a Japanese, or this person's a Korean.' Be nice to Masao-chan. It's so sad that some people think other people aren't nice just because they're Koreans.”
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

“Down through the ages and in the whole world, Watt and Newton cannot have been the only ones to notice the steam from a boiling kettle or observe an apple fall. Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth; having hearts that are never moved and therefore never set on fire. These are the things to fear, said the headmaster.”
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

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