Rakugo Eiga


JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available.


11/8/2017@ 7PM

Omnibus Film Based on 3 Classic Rakugo Tales

Rakugo Eiga   (110mins, 2012)

Directed by Mikihiro Endo, Issey Matsui, Yuichiro Sakashita


This film features Japan’s traditional art, “rakugo” as its theme. It is a modern adaptation of three rakugo tales presented in three short films (“Before After” based on the rakukgo “Nezumii” or “Rat”, “Life Rate” based on the rakukgo “Shinigami” or “The Reaper”, and “Sarugoke ha Tsuraiyo” based on rakugo “Sarugoke” or “Monkey Widow”). It is quite the challenge to not only turn rakugo into film, but to set such stories in modern society. However, the efforts of graduate school creators from the Tokyo University of the Arts, made it possible.


*In Japanese with English subtitles

Click HERE to watch the Trailer (Japanese, No subtitles)

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Sign up to our newsletters to find out about the latest news, exhibitions and events from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles!

subscribe Now

View Our old newsletters

the japan foundation, los angeles

5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036



© 2023 The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles