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Osaka-Style English Rakugo (Japanese Sit-Down Comedy) in Las Vegas


Lowden Theater, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

(875 E Clark Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101)
Wednesday, April 5; 6-8pm
Admission: Free 

The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, the Southern Nevada Japanese Teachers Association, and Clark County School District, and other community organizations, present a special one-night-only traditional Japanese entertainment spectacular in English!
 
On the evening of April 5, the renowned English Rakugo performer, Kaishi KATSURA will humor audiences in Las Vegas with his Kamigata (Osaka-style) English Rakugo at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts’ Lowden Theater. Also performing as part of this unique event are Asakichi KATSURA, an English Rakugo performer; Lucky Mai, a traditional Japanese-style juggler; and Masako KATSU, an accompanying shamisen player.
 
We hope that you can enjoy this unique experience.


Kaishi KATSURA
(English Rakugo Performer; 2008 Cultural Ambassador for the Japanese Agency for Cultural Exchange)

     

        

Asakichi KATSURA
(English Rakugo Performer)   

   

    

Lucky Mai
(Daikagura-style acrobat and juggler)   

   

   

Masako KATSU
(accompaniment shamisen player)

Japanese sit-down comedy “Osaka-style English Rakugo” in San Francisco


San Francisco Japantown, JCCCNC Stage
(1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115)
Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9; 4-5:30pm
(Times subject to change)
Admission: Free

To celebrate and honor the 50th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and 60th anniversary of Sister city relationship between San Francisco and Osaka, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is proud to bring, direct from Osaka, a special traditional Japanese kamigata (Osaka-style) rakugo comedy and variety entertainment show during the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, to bring a little Osaka flavor to San Francisco. In addition to English Osaka-style rakugo, this show will feature Japanese traditional juggling and shamisen performance. We encourage everyone to come and experience this unique style of Japanese sit-down comedy! 

Please see here for more information about the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/17_0313a.html 


Kaishi KATSURA
(English Rakugo Performer; 2008 Cultural Ambassador for the Japanese Agency for Cultural Exchange)

     

        

Asakichi KATSURA
(English Rakugo Performer)   

   

    

Lucky Mai
(Daikagura-style acrobat and juggler)   

   

   

Masako KATSU
(accompaniment shamisen player)


Professor Makino Special Lecture for Japanese Teachers


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

(5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Sunday, April 23 @ 4:30pm-6:30pm
Admission: Free


Special Programe for Japanese Teachers:
プリンストン大学名誉教授
牧野成一先生
特別講演
「『ウチ』と『ソト』の空間概念で日本語と日本文化を解く」

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