RAKUGO – Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia

RAKUGO -- Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia

In Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne
May 20 (Sat.) to 25 (Thu.), 2006
Performed by Sanshotei Sharaku, Miyakoya Utaroku, and Hayashiya Imamaru

*This event is part of the Australia-Japan Year of Exchange events.

Photo of Sanshotei Charaku
Sanshotei Charaku
(Rakugo talk)

Photo of Miyakoya Utaroku
Miyakoya Utaroku
("saw-music")

Photo of Hayashiya Imamaru
Hayashiya Imamaru
(paper-cutting)

The Japan Foundation will dispatch three yose comic theater vaudevillians to Australia. Not only classic rakugo humorous talk, audience will also enjoy stage arts unique to the yose theater, including the paper cutout and funny music played by carpenters tool of saw.

Three performers from the Raguko Artists Association of Japan, Sanshotei Sharaku (rakugo talk), Miyakoya Utaroku (“saw music”), and Hayashiya Imamaru (paper cutting) will visit Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne. They will perform in English or with English subtitles.
*This event is part of the Australia-Japan Year of Exchange events.

Schedule

Canberra session of yose theater performance

Melbourne session of yose theater performance

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