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Rakugo: From a Small Island Country to the World!

Rakugo is a treasure trove of laughter, tears, and terror best shared with the world.
Let's enjoy the world of English rakugo together!

Our association has two goals.

One is to hold English rakugo events and we would like to appeal the essence of rakugo to foreign people as a tool for introducing Japanese culture.

The other is to present English rakugo seminars and we would like you to utilize English rakugo in school education and in-house training.

We would be grateful if you could cooperate with us to promote these two goals.

​News

The opening event of the English Rakugo Association was successfully compleated. Click here to see the event details.

Here is the list of upcoming events. Tickets are available on this page.

Upcoming Events

  • The 1st Edokko English Rakugo Show
    Oedo Ryogokutei
    Oct 30, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Oedo Ryogokutei, Japan, Ryogoku Musashino Mansion 1st floor, 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
    We perform 8 English rakugo stories. Admission is free , so please come and bring your friends and family. Please wear a masks at the venue. No application is required. Date and time: Sunday, October 30, 2021 13: 00-15: 30 Admission: Free Venue: Oedo Ryogokutei Ryogoku Musashino Mansion 1st floor, 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
  • The 12th Bilingual Rakugo Show
    Oedo Ryogokutei
    Dec 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Oedo Ryogokutei, Japan, 1st floor of Ryogoku Musashino Mansion, 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
    You'll enjoy the same rakugo stories performed both in Japanese and English. ●Date and time: December 25, 2021 (Sat) 13:00 – 15:30 ●Admission fee: 1,500 yen (1,200 yen for associate members and supporting members (individuals)) ●Venue: Oedo Ryogokutei 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026 ●We'll deliver online as well. If you wish, please apply from the application form. ●For convenience of preparation, please omplete your payment for online delivery by 17:00 on December 24. ●Zoom link for online delivery will be sent to you on December 23.
  • The 1st Oedo English Rakugo Show
    Edo-Tokyo Museum
    Jan 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    Edo-Tokyo Museum, Japan, 1st floor of 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
    We perform 8 English rakugo stories. ●Date and Time: Saturday, January 29, 2022 14:00 – 16:15 ●Admission fee: 2,000 yen (1,600 yen for associate members and supporting members (individuals)) ●Venue: Edo-Tokyo Museum 1st floor of 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 ●This show will not be online streamed. ●Please wear a masks at the venue.
  • The 13th Bilingual Rakugo Show
    Edo-Tokyo Museum
    Feb 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    Edo-Tokyo Museum, Japan, 1st floor of Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
    You'll enjoy the same rakugo stories performed both in Japanese and English. ●Date and Time: Saturday, Februaly 26, 2022 14:00 – 16:15 ●Admission fee: 1,500 yen (1,200 yen for associate members and supporting members (individuals)) ●Venue: 1st floor of Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 ●This show will not be online streamed. ●Please wear a masks at the venue.
  • The 9th Bambi English Rakugo Show
    Oedo Ryogokutei
    Mar 20, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Oedo Ryogokutei, Japan, Ryogoku Musashino Mansion 1st floor, 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
    We perform 8 English rakugo stories. ●Date and time: March 20, 2021 (Sun) 13:00 – 15:30 ●Admission free ●Venue: Oedo Ryogokutei 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026 ●This show will not be online streamed. ●Please wear a masks at the venue.

The 1st EDOKKO ENGLISH RAKUGO SHOW

Date and time: October 30, 2021 (Sat) 13:00-15:30
No reservation required

Admission free

Venue: Oedo Ryogokutei Ryogoku Musashino Mansion 1st floor, 4-30-4 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026

*Children under the age of 6 not allowed.

*This show will not be live streamed.

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Other Events

​English Rakugo Seminar by Kanariya Eiraku

Hosted by Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Foreign Languages and Culture Studies

Date and time: November 27, 2021 (Sat) 17:00-18:30
Admission free
Live Stream : https://bit.ly/3F4s2TQ

Venue: Kokugakuin University Shibuya Campus, Building No.6, 6B12 Room
Contact : Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Resource Room (11th Floor of Wakagi Tower)

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