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The art of Rakugo comes alive stateside | Vanguard Seattle

November 4, 2016

The comedic art of Rakugo is not one of the better known traditional Japanese arts in the west but with the help of the UW Japan Studies program and NHK, Katsura Sunshine performed in Seattle this week. Katsura Sunshine stands out because he is the only non-native Japanese Rakugoka officially recognized. This and his deep understanding of western theatre make him uniquely qualified to guide American audiences into the colorful world of Rakugo.


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