Rakugoka visit

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Posted by nanwanis | Posted in Grade 3N 2016/2017, How We Express Ourselves | Posted on January 19, 2017

We were lucky to have a rising Rakugoka (Japanese Rakugo performance artist) visit our Grade 3 students in school earlier this week.

Rakugo is a Japanese comedy performance dating back to more than 400 years. The performers go through at least 15 years of apprenticeship before they become a Rakugo ‘Master’. Our visitor, Mr. Ryutei Ichiya, is currently in his tenth year. He mentioned that he would love to have as many people in our international community to know about this performance form, therefore he was happy to share his talents with us.

Using only a sensu (foldable fan) and a tenugui (hand towel) as their props, the Rakugoka perform short stories and ‘one person’ skits to entertain their audience.

Here are some photos and videos from the day to show how we all got involved in our local Japanese comedy performance art.

Rakugoka

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