Rakugo performance (Japanese comedy) in English

January 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole Street

Join us for this special performance, in English, by Katsura Sunshine at Orvis Auditorium on January 30, 2019. Doors open at 6:30PM and show starts 7:00PM.

Katsura Sunshine is a Canadian-born performer of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese comedic storytelling. 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.

Sunshine has performed in Singapore, the United States and Canada, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, Paris, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Thailand, Ghana, Senegal, Gabon, South Africa, as well as throughout Japan. He currently divides his time between London and Tokyo.

Sunshine has been appointed Cultural Ambassador for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and Friendship Ambassador for Japan and the Republic of Slovenia. He is also Artist in Residence at The Forge Venue in Camden, London.

The event is free of charge but tickets are limited. Please RSVP to cjs@hawaii.edu. If you RSVP, please attend the event. Please let us know if you cannot attend. Any no-show tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior the start of the show.

Organized by the Consulate General of Japan, United Japanese Society of Hawaii, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies.

Event Sponsor
Center for Japanese Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-2665, cjs@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs, January 30 Rakugo performance (PDF)

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