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Special Cultural Event: English Rakugo from Japan

  • JAMsj 535 North 5th Street San Jose, CA, 95112 United States (map)

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 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.

Eiraku believe 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 or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.


TUESDAY, FEB 27, 2018
10AM - 12PM at San Mateo Japanese American Community Center

415 South Claremont Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

RSVP: Phone (650) 343-2793

Both events are free - Thanks to our sponsors:
JAMsj, SMJACC, JCCNC and Country Inns & Suites

Earlier Event: February 17
The Kitaji Bibles
Later Event: March 3