Mon, Aug 14|
AIRMW Cultural Hub
Happening at AIRMW: RAKUGO! by Tozaburo Yanagiya III
Special Rakugo event presented by the RAKUGO Association of American featuring master rakugo performer Tozaburo Yanagiya III (Event is hosted at the AIRMW Cultural Hub)
Time & Location
Aug 14, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
AIRMW Cultural Hub, 4875 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA
About this event
RAKUGO! by Tozaburo Yanagiya III - the Master Rakugo Performer is presented by the RAKUGO Association of America.
Rakugo is an art of traditional comic storytelling from Japan for over 400 years. It is performed by one person who remains seated on a stage, with a fan and a tenugui (washcloth), for the entire performance as he tells funny stories.
Tozaburo Yanagiya was accepted as an apprentice of rakugo master Gontaro Yanagiya III, in 1999. He was promoted to the highest rank of rakugo, Shin’uchi, in 2014. He has performed in the Shoten Rakugo show, NHK’s “Katsura Bunchin no Engeizukan,” as well as in films including “Good Morning Show” and “Rakugo Story,” and in theater plays including “Monochro, Red Shinagawa, Blue Meguro” and more. He won the New Artist Award in Popular Entertainment, the 71st Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan National Arts Festival in 2016.
Event is free but requires registration. To register visit: https://www.rakugo-us.com/event-details/AIRMWC