Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art

Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi performs Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.

Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art

About Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art

Venue: Venue to be confirmed, University of Stirling

In "Rakugo - Traditional Comedy as Art", Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi (粋人亭 粗志) will perform Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.

Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance art, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic monologue followed by a traditional story.

In this event, Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi will share with the audience the comedy stories Time Noodle and Tenshiki. After the performances, audience members will themselves have the opportunity to try Rakugo in our workshop.

Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi(粋人亭 粗志)
Our performer today has the stage name of Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi. In his other life, he is a Japanese exchange student at the University of Edinburgh and his name is Ryotaro Miura. Ryotaro started to perform Rakugo when he was 12 years old, intrigued by the Rakugo club in his Junior high school. He soon realised that Rakugo was an awesome activity - not just because the story itself is fun, but because he could make audiences laugh. After high school, Ryotaro founded a Rakugo club at his University, and he has performed at TEDxYouth 2013, public halls, schools, hospitals and nursing homes. Since coming to Scotland in September 2017, he has performed at the University of Edinburgh. We are delighted that he now brings his skills to Stirling!

Registration
This event is part of the University of Stirling's Japan Week 2018. The event is free to attend and open to all, but places should be booked in advance www.stir.ac.uk/events/calendarofevents/2018/february/rakugodemonstrationandworkshop


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