Rakugo is a traditional Japanese fine art of comic storytelling that started in the Edo Period. As a traditional art form, Rakugo performances are usually limited to a Japanese audience, but “English Rakugo 2016 by Shinoharu” welcomes both Japanese and non-Japanese people alike!
Non-Japanese speakers will be able to experience Rakugo firsthand for the first time, and discover the world of this age-old art form! Furthermore, as Shinoharu’s English Rakugo will put a new, unique spin on the traditional Rakugo performance, even those who have experienced Rakugo would find themselves rediscovering new sides to this Edo-era performance art. It is also a great place for Japanese speakers to hone their English language skills at the same time!
Language barriers should not stop one from discovering the rich tradition and joys behind Rakugo. With his performance, Shinoharu hopes that more people, Japanese or otherwise, would be able to learn about the well-loved cultural art of Rakugo!
General admission: 2,500 yen | Student: 1,800 yen