English-language Rakugo Performance

English-language Rakugo Performance
English-language Rakugo Performance
English-language Rakugo Performance

Rakugo is one of Japan's oldest traditional performing arts, with a history of approximately 400 years. Rakugo isn't a stage production but is instead a simple performance involving a single performer playing multiple roles. The performer uses gestures and props such as fans and tenugui hand towels as he weaves a story with the goal of making the audience laugh.

The stories told in rakugo deal with universal themes that are relevant to the times and can thus be enjoyed by people from all cultures.

The humor of this classic Japanese art form crosses borders and is sure to provide you with an amusing form of stress relief over the course of your stay.