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DIFFERENT STORIES EACH MONTH!

FEBRUARY

HILARIOUS STORIES WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE!

 THE LOVE LETTER (手紙)

HOMEWORK (宿題)

(Both stories this month are written by

Sunshine's Master, Katsura Bunshi VI)

MARCH

STORIES OF OSAKA!

LAST SHOW IN MARCH WILL BE SATURDAY MARCH 14TH

RAKUGO WILL BE ON HIATUS UNTIL JUNE

RE-OPENING SATURDAY JUNE 20

EXTENDED THROUGH LABOR DAY!

 

MONTHLY THEMES COMING SOON!

Meanwhile, please subscribe to Sunshine's YouTube Channel 

for weekly live podcasts etc.!

YouTube - Katsura Sunshine in New York!

Executive Producer Joe Trentacosta

Executive Producer Yoshitaka Tanaka

Artistic Producer Marie Fukuda

Associate Producer Yumi Shinozaki

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RAKUGO

JAPAN'S 400-YEAR LONG RUNNING COMEDY!

The Tradition

Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. 

The Monologue

Every Rakugo story is preceded by a comic monologue which consists of the individual storyteller’s own“material”, much like stand-up comedy. 

The Apprenticeship

 In order to become a recognized professional Rakugo storyteller, one must apprentice to a Rakugo master. The apprenticeship lasts for three to four years, and is very strict, nearing indentured servitude. 

"A Master Storyteller!"

"There is only one Sunshine!"

"The King of Kimono Comedy!"

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To contact Sunshine directly: katsurasunshine@rakugo.lol