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Rakugo Performance - Classical Japanese Comic Storytelling

April 06, 2016

Two Rakugo Performances- Classical Japanese Comic Storytelling.


About Moving- 9:10 - 10:10am

Cherry Blossom Viewing of the Row House Tenant - 11:30-12:30pm


Over the course of ten years in Japan, Prof. Shores had the opportunity to informally apprentice with Rakugo masters Katsura Bunshi V and Hayashiya Somemaru IV.  He has also had training in a number of other performing arts including buyo, kabuki, kyogen, no, and shamisen.  The show and talk will be in both English and Japanese.  A shamisen performance and a discussion to follow.


Professor Shores is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, England.

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