Japanese Rakugo Storytelling with ENGLISH SUBTITLES !

  • 27 Feb 2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • Boston University, CGS Auditorium, 871 Comm. Ave Room 129 (Green Line (B) BU West )
Consulate-General of Japan in Boston and Boston University present

Japanese Rakugo Storytelling 
 with English subtitles 
落 語

Yanagiya Sankyo & Yanagiya Kyonosuke
柳家さん喬 & 柳家喬之助

Friday, Feb. 27, 6:00 PM, Admission free

at Boston University, CGS Auditorium       


YanagiyaSankyo was born in 1948. He became an apprentice to YanagiyaKosan VI in 1967 and received a shin'uchi rank in 1981. He is a veteran rakugoperformer who can portray the subtle emotions of a character during a performance. He is a board member of the Association of RakugoPerformers.


Yanagiya Kyonosuke was born in 1971 and became an apprentice to Sankyo in 1993.  He received a shin’uchi rank in 2007.


Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance art, Rakugofeatures a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic prelude followed by a traditional story.


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