February 8, 2017
4:30 - 6:00PM
Tsai Auditorium (S010), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building,
1730 Cambridge Street
Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of storytelling in Japan. Literally “fallen words,” rakugo consists of a brief personal anecdote followed by a longer narrative, ultimately dropping a humorous punchline. Given only a bare stage, a paper fan and small towel for props, and a cushion to kneel on, the performer (rakugoka) single-handedly engages the audience in the comedic tale with a variety of distinctive characters, expressive gestures, and clever wordplay.
Performance is in Japanese with English translations.
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