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
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Totto-chan: The Little Girl...

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4.33 avg rating — 21,370 ratings — published 1981 — 69 editions
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Totto-chan's Children: A Go...

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4.12 avg rating — 1,881 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Best Of Totto Chan (Kodansh...

4.52 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1999
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นางสาวโต๊ะโตะ

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4.16 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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railu badi

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Chiisai Toki Kara Kangaetek...

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小さいときから考えてきたこと

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4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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不思議の国のトットちゃん

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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어른이 된 토토짱

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it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1993
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トットちゃんとカマタ先生のずっとやくそく

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“Having eyes, but not seeing beauty; having ears, but not hearing music; having minds, but not perceiving truth…These are the things to fear…”
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

“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

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