Discover the Edo Period through Rakugo Performance

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and NHK WORLD TV

We regret to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, our rakugo performance with Katsura Sunshine on April 10th has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our next scheduled event.

A raconteur extraordinaire! One of a kind! Sunshine is a star!

The 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-style storytelling 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!

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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