Date: January 26, 2019 (Saturday) | 3:00pm
Venue: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
MANILA (December 17, 2018) – Organized by All Nippon Airways and in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, Manila, Rakugo in English, a Japanese Sit-down Comedy with special Japanese guest artists returns to the Philippines on January 26, 2019, 3:00 pm at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
Rakugo is a comic storytelling art that has been entertaining the Japanese for over 400 years and is still widely popular in Japan today. The Rakugo storyteller single-handedly creates the humorous side of traditional Japan, playing any number of characters such as Samurai, Geisha, Merchant, Burglar, Child or Drunkard, wearing kimono and sitting on a small cushion using only two small props: a Japanese fan and a hand towel. The audience is encouraged to use their imagination while listening to Rakugo. Currently, it is said that 800 professional Rakugo performers exist in Japan.
Filipinos will enjoy Rakugo with Kaishi Katsura, the world’s top performer of English Rakugo, along with fellow Rakugo masters Asakichi Katsura and Fukuryu Katsura. Completing the cast is with Hayashiya Emimaru who is famous performing with traditional mask and Yose fans and Akatsuki Anko will amaze audience showcasing her foot juggling act.
Admission is FREE but reservation is required. Registration is open now until January 11, 2019. For the ticket reservation, please visit the ANA Philippine website: https://www.ana-campaign.com/anayose2019/
Download: 2019 Rakugo Flyer for Manila