25 January 2021 UTC 2:28 PM
Japanese Sit-down Comedy to be staged in Manila, Cebu, and Davao
Organized by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the Japan Foundation, Manila in cooperation with the Consular Office of Japan in Davao, we bring you Rakugo in English, a Japanese Sit-down Comedy with special Japanese guest artists to enthrall Philippine audiences. Rakugo is a Japanese comic storytelling art that has been used as entertainment for over 400 years and is still widely popular today. Currently they are performed at "yoses", specialized theatres for Rakugo. With their performance, the artist speaks to the imagination, and single-handedly creates the hilarious side of tradition of Japan.

Enjoy Rakugo with Kaishi Katsura, the world's top performer of English Rakugo, along with Asakichi Katsura. Meanwhile, as a colorful counterpoint to all-talk comedy, Utsumi Eika lends her versatile voice to comic song and story with shamisen music. Finally, Lucky Mai will amaze audiences with daikagura traditional clowning, a vintage street art with elements of acrobatics, juggling, magic, dance, and comedy.
Admission is FREE. Rakugo in English will be staged on the following venues nationwide on the dates below:

For more information on the event, please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) at telephone numbers 811-6154 to 58 or email@jfmo.org.ph. Visit www.jfmo.org.ph and www.facebook.com/jfmanila for updates.
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    February 19, 2017 → 3:00 PM, Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
    February 20, 2017 → 7:00 PM, Marco Polo Ballroom 2 & 3, Marco Polo Hotel, C.M. Recto, Davao City
    February 22, 2017 → 7:00 PM, Ayala Center Cinema 1, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

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