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The Master Storyteller is Back!!

We are excited to announce that Katsura Sunshine is back to HYPER JAPAN!!

The concept is simple: a man, a fan, a handkerchief and a stage… master rakugo storyteller Katsura Sunshine uses just these things to reduce an audience into fits of laughter! Fresh off successful run on the West End, this dynamic comic takes traditional Japanese comedy tales and performs them for an English speaking audience, to hilarious effect.

Rakugo has been passed down from master apprentice for generations and yet is proved to be just as funny as it was 400 years ago when Katsura Sunshine gets on the stage! Perhaps you’re wondering how traditional Japanese stories can be funny in English? We’ll leave that for Katsura Sunshine to show you… There’s no way you’ll stop laughing!



Sunshine went to Japan in 1999 to pursue studies in Noh and Kabuki Theatre, while working as an instructor of English Language at the prestigious Daigakushorin International Language Academy. On September 1st , 2008, Sunshine was accepted as an apprentice to the great Rakugo storytelling Master, Katsura Bunshi VI (then named Katsura Sanshi), and subsequently received the name Katsura Sunshine. He is the first ever Western Rakugo storyteller in the history of the “Kamigata” Rakugo tradition, based in Osaka, and only the second ever in the history of Japan.





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