Storytelling ‘Rakugo’ - a Japanese Performance

25 March 2019 - 25 March 2019

The Embassy of Japan in Georgia presents the events of Japan's Traditional Storytelling. Georgian National Museum hosts the first performance of the event ‘Rakugo'.

Rakugo is an art of traditional Japanese entertainment of storytelling, which has been enjoyed for more than 400 years. Hundreds of stories were created, many of which have been passed down to the present generations of performers. The subjects of the stories are not heroes but common people, and the material is based on warm-hearted human drama, which is often absurd but common in any society exceeding border and time. There are three types of stories: funny, emotional, and ghost stories, which often end with a punch line.

Rakugo remains popular as one of Japan's classical art. These performances have been held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Arizona, New York, Seattle, and Texas in the U.S., Vientiane in Laos and Copenhagen in Denmark so far.

The performance will be held in English. 

Date: March 25, 2019 | 19:00

Address: Georgian National Museum Auditorium, 1, A. Purtseladze Str.Tbilisi, Georgia 

*The attandence is free of charge. The number of seats are limited. The door will be closed once the performance starts.