Performance: Discover the Edo Period through Rakugo

Discover the Edo period through Rakugo

You are invited to
Monday, April 10th, 2017
from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th Street Northwest
Suite 100
Washington DC 20036 US
A raconteur extraordinaire! One of a kind! Sunshine is a star!
-Japan Times
The most I’ve laughed all year! If you want to laugh from the bottom of your heart, Sunshine is a must-see!
Japan Journal (UK)
Discover old Japan through rakugo presented by the world-renowned Katsura Sunshine!
Known as a time dominated by a deep love for the arts, Edo Japan’s distinctive artwork, such as netsuke, pay homage to the culture, lifestyle, and teeming society of samurai, artists, chefs, and merchants. Around the same time, rakugo, the art of comedic storytelling, grew in popularity. Featuring a single storyteller using only a folding fan and a small cloth to tell riotous tales, rakugo is Japan’s answer to stand-up comedy.
Get ready for a night of hilarity as Katsura Sunshine takes you on a tour through Edo Japan!

Registration is required.
About the Presenter
Canadian-born Katsura Sunshine is a traditional Japanese rakugo comic storyteller and host of NHK World TV’s “Dive into Ukiyo-e.” He appears around the world and is frequently invited by Japanese embassies to perform rakugo as an introduction to Japanese culture. Sunshine will have performances in London’s West End and New York’s off-Broadway later this year.

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