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Shinoharu Tatekawa - Rakugo Comedy @ 14th JB Arts Festival 2017

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SHINOHARU TATEKAWA
RAKUGO & EIGO RAKUGO
at the 14th JB Arts Festival 2017

One man – Multiple characters – Lots of laughs!

Rakugo is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation for more than 300 years. Rakugo is unique for its presentation style, whereby only one performer sits on a stage, but acts as all the characters that appear in the story. As the story unfolds, the performer disappears, and the characters in the story begin to move within the minds of the audience.

Most Rakugo stories are quite comical and hilarious, but there are some touching stories as well. By translating them into English (Eigo Rakugo), Shinoharu makes this form of entertainment accessible to English speakers around the world, and invites more people to join in the fun!

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SHINOHARU TATEKAWA is a Rakugo (Japanese traditional comic storytelling) performer born in Osaka, Japan. He moved to New York at the age of eight, and since then, has spent a total of 7 years in the U.S. After graduating from Yale University in 1999, he worked in Mitsui & Co. Ltd for three and a half years. In 2002, he was so greatly impressed and inspired when he attended Shinosuke Tatekawa's Rakugo performance that he decided to give up his corporate position to become a professional Rakugo performer himself by taking up a discipleship with Shinosuke Tatekawa.

After training in the art of Rakugo for eight and a half years, he was promoted to "Futatsume" (a recognized rank for independent Rakugo performers). He performs both traditional stories, and original stories, as well as in English to bring this art form to an international audience.

In 2011, he gave his first solo Rakugo performance in Singapore. In 2012, he was invited to the Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF), where he was the only Japanese performer featured. Since then, he has been performing in Singapore twice each year.

Presently, he travels around Japan and the world on a mission to bring laughter to everyone. He has also published three books, including an English Rakugo CD book.

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