CJS is pleased to announce “Rakugo in English: by Dr. Kimie Oshima” which will be held on Friday, September 14 at the UHM Orvis Auditorium.
Rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling. The art form is more than 300 years old and provides a way to teach about Japanese culture and customs through humor. Dr. Oshima, who attended high school and college in the U.S., is an accomplished artist with performances in Japan and around the world (most recently in Tel Aviv). She describes how she turns Japanese rakugo into rakugo in English as “remaking the stories into something that sounds interesting and funny in English.” Knowledge or experience in the art form is not required to understand the performance. Join us for an evening of laughter!