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Rakugo: Japanese Traditional Comedy in English

Location:
Uptown Campus

Building:

Lavin-Bernick Center

Room: 

Qatar Ballroom

Other location info: 

29 McAlister Dr. 70118


Featuring Katsura Sunshine

The Tulane Asian Studies Program is proud to present "Rakugo: Japanese Traditional Comedy", in English by Katsura Sunshine. The event is co-sponsored by the Japan Club of New Orleans and the Japan Foundation of New York.
Katsura 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.

​He has performed in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nepal, Ghana, Senegal, Gabon, South Africa, as well as throughout Japan. He had both his West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre and his off-Broadway debut at the SoHo Playhouse for three weeks each in 2017. A sample of his performance can be found here.
We believe humor is vital in conveying messages to people across different backgrounds. This fun and educational event is open to the public, and we hope to see you there!

Sponsored by:
Additional Sponsors: 
Other Sponsors: 

Japan Club of New Orleans
Japan Foundation, New York

Admission:
Free