WHO/WHAT: The UH Center for Japanese Studies, the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and a cultural affairs agency for the Government of Japan present a performance by veteran rakugo performer Yanagiya Sankyo. It will be performed in Japanese, with English subtitles.
Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of 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 prelude followed by a traditional story.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus, 2411 Dole St. (corner of University Avenue and Dole Street). Doors open at 7 p.m.
COST: Admission is free. Seating is on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available in the parking structure for $6. For more information, contact the Consulate General of Japan at (808) 543-3111.