Verbal Arts of Japan - Rakugo & Rôkyoku Performances

Verbal Arts of Japan - Rakugo & Rôkyoku Performances

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wall Street Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Performances will be translated with live subtitles.

A reception will follow in The President’s Room at The Schwarzman Center (168 Grove St.)

Experience an evening of traditional Japanese comedy and storytelling rarely seen on the American continent! Both Rakugo and Rokyoku invite the audience to use their imagination in creating story worlds as the performer tours through humorous situations and moving storytelling. With hundreds of years of history and evolution, these performances are a unique opportunity to experience an evening of laughter and intrigue.

Members of the public are welcome. Please refer to Yale’s COVID-19 vaccination policy for guests.

With performances from:

Rakugo-ka Irifunetei Sentatsu
Rokyoku-shi Tamagawa Nanafuku
Rakugo-ka Tatekawa Shinoharu

Shamisen accompaniment from Hirosawa Mifune

Additional support from Irifune Tatsunosuke

Produced by Momoe Melon

Presented by the Council on East Asian Studies.