Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Rakugo with Katsura Sunshine: Japanese ‘Sit-Down’ Comedy in English

Wed, April 16, 2014 | Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Canadian born Katura Sunshine served a strict apprenticeship under well-known Rakugo Master Katsura Bunshi VI in Osaka, Japan. Rakugo (literally “falling words”) is presented by a lone storyteller in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, using two simple plops – fan and hand towel. Come out to laugh and appreciate Japanese ancient performing art in English! Traditional Japanese attire encouraged (but not required).

Doors open at 5pm. The performance will last approximately 90 minutes with time for Q&A at the end. 

Click here for Sunshine's other performances. 

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Presented by the Japanese Association, the Mitsubishi Japan Studies Endowment, and the Center for East Asian Studies, and Japanese Program of UT Austin.

Part of the Devouring Japan event series sponsored by the Japan Foundation.

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