Popular art: kodan （traditional storytelling）, rakugo （traditional comic storytelling）, naniwabushi （stories of loyalty and human feeling accompanied by the shamisen）, mandan （comic monologue）, manzai （stand-up comedy dialogue）, shoka singing.
Television and books are storytelling mediums.
The librarian organized a story-telling session for the children.
Before going into the rakugo storytelling, the rakugoka warms up the audience with a short narrative, or lead-in makura.
We always perform stories that are familiar to the people of the country we visit so that our show is reviewed for its storytelling and performance, and not just as a traditional art form from a foreign country," he explains.
Writer-director John Carney made Once on a relative shoestring, and as is often the case with the best low-budget films, the lack of money has engendered storytelling that is not just cost-efficient, but also creative and effective.
A legendary performer, Rikimaru Toho's popularity is due not to TV or radio shows （although he has participated in several minor programs recently） but to his ability to modify his voice and play the parts of the characters （men, women and children） in the stories he reads, to the emotion he puts in this storytelling, and to the warm and polite way in which he interacts with his listeners.
伝説的漫読屋として東方力丸が誇る人気は、（最近いくつかの小さな番組に出演したが）テレビやラジオ番組のおかげではなく、物語に登場する（男や女、子どもなどの）キャラクターを自身の声で再現し演じる彼の能力と漫読に注ぎこむ彼の熱意、そして聴衆と触れ合う時の暖かく丁寧な彼の姿勢にある。◆【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】Scilla Alecci ◆【和訳】Mariko Yagi ◆【License】CC BY 3.0
The essence of movies is story-telling.
I think the book isn't just story-telling.
Traditional forms of entertainment include naniwabushi （ballads）, rakugo （comic story-telling）, minyo （folk songs） and kouta （short songs accompanied by the shamisen, a Japanese string instrument）, and a far greater number of Japanese enjoy and are familiar with these.