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Traditional Arts in Modern Japan series: Rakugo in English – Don’t worry, just laugh!

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


**In Person Event**

If you haven’t experienced Rakugo, this is a chance to get a taste of Japan’s favorite comedy performance since the times of Edo. This show will be entirely in English, so even if you don’t understand Japanese, don’t worry about getting lost. Let’s explore the world of Rakugo together with a live performance by the English Rakugo Association!

About Rakugo

Rakugo is the 400 year old tradition of comedic storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in a kimono, kneeling on a zabuton (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.      

▼Event Details
Date & Time:
March 9, 2023 
5:30-6:00 Registration

6:00-6:05  Welcome Steve Pollock | Japan Society President
6:05-6:20 Tenshiki by Ichirin  一輪 転失気  
6:20-6:35 The Zoo by Koraku 幸楽 動物園  
6:35-6:50 Bamboo Mat Show by Ichirin  一輪 玉すだれ
6:50-7:05 The Other End by Eiraku 英楽 片棒
7:05-7:10 Closing Steve Pollock | Japan Society President
7:10-7:30 PM Networking

Morrison & Foerster LLP | 425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105


  • Members: Free (Promotion code is required)
  • Non-Members: $10

*Light food and drinks are included.

**Thank you for supporting the Japan Society by covering the program expenses.

***No Walk-ins. Advanced registration is required for building security.


Our Amazing Performers:

English Rakugo Association

Venue Generously Provided by:
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March 9
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Morrison & Foerster, LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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