Katsura Sunshine – Rakugo comic storyteller

Category: Performer, Traditional Culture

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King of Kimono Comedy – Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo World Tour with HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021

Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. The stories have been passed down from master to apprentice aurally through the centuries.

Join Katsura Sunshine’s Digital Rakugo World Tour stopover in London – perfect comic theatre for you to enjoy with your family and friends from the comfort of your home!

Type: Free Rakugo Performance (40min) followed by Live Q&A session (20min)
Date: 8th August 2021
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm
Performer: Katsura Sunshine 桂三輝
Platform: Zoom/Webinar with Live Streaming on YouTube

Register your place now to join this Event on Zoom/Webinar for your to submit your questions to Katsura Sunshine.

Check out his digital world tour site for his reputation: Katsura Sunshine on Broadway

Show at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

Biography

In 2008, Canadian native Katsura Sunshine – 桂三輝 – became the 15th apprentice to the great Rakugo Master Katsura Bunshi VI, from whom he recieved the name Katsura Sunshine. Sunshine was the first ever Western Rakugo-ka in the Kamigata tradition ( Osaka area) and only the second in Japanese history, after his predecessor Kairakutei Brakku a hundred years before.

Sunshine has toured over 5 continents performing in 3 different languages (Japanese, English & French). He made his London West End debut and New York Off-Broadway debut in 2017 for 3 weeks run in both cities. Currently he is digitally world touring from Sunshine Studios in Tokyo.

Join this live performance of Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo Digital World Tour stopover in London with HYPER JAPAN 2021– perfect comic theatre for you to enjoy with your family and friends from the comfort of your home!

Check out his denim kimono store: Original Denim Kimono