English Rakugo from Japan

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Performing Arts

Feb 201826
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

KANARIYA EIRAKU, from Tokyo, Japan performs Rakugo in English for International Organizations, at foreign embassies and educational institutions, from elementary schools to colleges.

Rakugo is a 400 year old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in a kinomo, kneeling on a zabution (cushion), while using only a fan and a hand towel for props.  They entertain the audience with a comical monologue followed by a traditional story.

Eiraku believes Rakugo is beneficial in life and English Rakugo will help people acquire English language skills, develop a sense of humor and improve their presentation skills.

Limited Seating - RSVP Required, JAMsj Members will be allowed to make reservations until January 14, 2018. RSVP's will be open to the public after January 15, 2018.

Contact: PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.

Event is free - Thanks to our sponsors JAMsj, SMJACC, JCCNC, and Country Inns & Suites.



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