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Japanese Rakugo comic story-telling in English

Katsura Sunshine – Japanese Rakugo comic story-telling in English

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.

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.

Co-sponsors: Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, MIT Foreign Languages and Literature

Funded in part by a Director’s Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT. 

Date: Wednesday September 25, 2013

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 32-123 (Stata Center)

Free and open to the community!

For more information, please contact fll-events at mit dot edu

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