|I am CHATARIC 〈TAZUKO ) , a ventriloquist living in Osaka, Japan.
I started ventriloquism 28 years ago and have been working as a fulltime
doing shows in schools, kindergartens, children’s museums
local festivals and corporate events.
Also I am teaching ventriloquism at a college and some other schools.
Since 1996, I have been attending the annual ventriloquism conventions
in the US
to further sharpen and expand my performance skills.
I am currently creating my original show combining some Japanese techniques
with the American styles I have studied.
Mark Wade conducted workshop in Osaka, 2015
||We havent seen these unique charators in Japan .
They fascinated the participants with their
friendly manners .
He inspired the Japanese ventriloquists from all over the country on April 19th 2015.
.Then 80 participants were able to learn a lot . His powerful quick reaction amazed us.
Wendy Holden Fenwick conducted workshop in Osaka, 2011
Wendy Holden Fenwick conducted a workshop in Osaka Japan. on May 29, 2011
Wendy、a ventriloquist living in London, has developed a large Japanese
since she began to be featured as a special guest in a Tokyo ventriloquist festival.
I also invited her to give a workshop in my city, Osaka, and we are long-time
She charmed us with her warm and sweet approach to younger viewers
and her special talents as a ventriloquist.
Female ventriloquists in particular admired her teaching efforts
and were deeply touched by her attempts to entertain sick children in hospitals.
Dan Horn conducted his fifth workshop in Osaka ,2012
It was a great honor for me to once again welcome Dan Horn to Osaka, Japan for a two-day
ventriloquism workshop that was held on November 10, 11, 2012
This was Dan's fifth visit to the area to teach ventriloquism (he also
came in 2006, 2008, and 2009, 2010).
This event attracted a total of 80 people from all over the country (19 prefectures), a mark of
Dan's growing reputation, which has spread both by word of mouth and through
Many of the participants attended past workshops, but there were also 43 newcomers.
On the first day, Dan conducted a large-scale workshop (for 78 people)
and instructed everyone with his usual
friendly and relaxed attitude.
He began by introducing his always charming figure, Orson, and quickly enchanted everyone with the
wonderful illusion of ventriloquism.
Everyone clapped loudly and those who had never seen Dan before were left speechless by his
On the next day Dan presented workshops for small groups of people which
focused in particular on his
more about. Dan coached them with great patience and generosity, and everyone
appreciated this invaluable
The most amazing part of the event was when Dan borrowed a puppet from
one of the participants and
immediately brought it to life, complete with a wholly unique character .
despite the language barrier, Dan made everyone burst out laughing as he
demonstrated how to imbue a figure
with a variety of characters (children, senior citizens, men, women, clowns, and animals), and gave
them a distinct, lifelike quality.
The overt expression of emotion is something that is generally avoided
in Japanese culture, so many Japanese
ventriloquists find it difficult to master this important aspect of the craft, making this lesson especially
thrilling and useful.
We deeply appreciated Dan's careful instruction and I am confident that our skills have improved, if somewhat
slowly, thanks to his dedicated efforts in each of the four workshops
over the last several years. He also
provided us with important hints concerning mental preparation via comments on topics such as
ad-libbing, stage presence, and stage fright. We took special note of these ideas and enjoyed his funny
anecdotes, including one about being on the David Letterman show, and
another about dealing with a heckler at
a comedy club.
We have learned a tremendous amount from Dan Horn by adopting his concept of creating the illusion of
ventriloquism, an idea which is often missing from Japanese ventriloquism.
Moreover, he has filled us with
greater motivation to entertain people with more advanced techniques. We will continue to
the goal of "manipulating the puppet naturally and smoothly, and giving special thought to the details."
2008 his second workshop in Osaka