Japanese Comedy from Osaka: The World of Katsura Sanshi’s Rakugo

June 26, 2002
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Osaka, the home of numerous traditional Japanese performing arts such as bunraku, kabuki, noh, kyogen, Japanese dance, manzai and rakugo is also a prime source for 21st-century entertainment, including Universal Studio Japan.

Katsura Sanshi, one of the most popular rakugo masters today (rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling), discusses the tradition of this distinctive art and performs his favorite pieces and some improvisations. With simultaneous interpretation from Japanese to English.

Followed by a reception.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2002
  • 6:30 pm