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June 4, 2017 Three in one Japanese Traditional Culture Work Shop

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~Comedy Storytelling Rakugo, Yose calligraphy and Tororo-jiru cooking~


Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:30p.m. ~6:30 p.m. (Reception 3:00 p.m.)

Venue: Choji-ya, original Tororo-jiru house (Japanese yam restaurant)

7-10-10 Mariko Suruga-ku, Shizuoka (054-258-1066)

Hands-on bilingual lesson of Traditional Storytelling Rakugo, Calligraphy Yose style

× Cooking lesson of Special local food Tororo-jiru at Mariko, Shizuoka




Atsushi Nunomura, for Edo culture

Ryoma Kinparatei, for Rakugo and Yose calligraphy

Hiroyuki Shibayama, the fourteenth owner of Choji-ya restaurant for Tororo-jiru cooking

Event Schedule:

15:30- Lecture on the history of Rakugo and traditional conventions and manners of Yose Theater

16:00- Calligraphy lesson on Yose letters

16:40- Take a photograph as a Rakugo Storyteller!

17:15- Special live performance by professional Rakugo storyteller

17:45- Traditional Tororo-jiru cooking lesson

18:15-19:00 Tasting time of your cuisine

Back ground information:

This is a program made to enjoy three 400 year lasting historical Japanese cultures in one afternoon.

Rakugo is traditional Japanese comedy storytelling established in the Edo era and loved by its citizens for its humorous act since then.

Yose calligraphy has its unique artistic appearance and is used in the signs hanged on the stage side of Rakugo performance.

Tororo-jiru is a 421 years lasting food culture eaten by travelers at Tokaido-Mariko lodge.

All of the workshop will be done in a small mixed group of Japanese and foreign participants.

Fee: \5,000 (Tax included)

※Up to 30 participants in total. 15 is the minimum number of participants needed in order to hold the event.

How to apply: Click below, fill in the form, and select how to pay