Katsura Sunshine’s RAKUGO
With a minimal set, Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in a kimono, kneeling on a cushion, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, as he entertains the audience with the 400-year-old Japanese tradition of comic storytelling.
Sunshine is the first ever Western Rakugo storyteller in the history of the “Kamigata” Rakugo tradition, based in Osaka, and only the second ever in the history of Japan.
DIFFERENT STORIES EACH MONTH!
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Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance art, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic monologue followed by a traditional story where the storyteller performs several characters.
Every Rakugo story is preceded by a comic monologue which consists of the individual storyteller’s own“material”, much like stand-up comedy. The storyteller often takes advantage of this monologue to present humorous explanations of how to enjoy and appreciate Rakugo stories, so that even the uninitiated can easily follow the story once it begins.
75min (no intermission)
May be inappropriate for 8 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.