Student Lounge KIZUNA presents Nankin tamasudare and rakugo show/workshop

From 14:30 to around 16:30
Registration required
Registration required
Published on

The June KIZUNA event is a Japanese traditional comic performance show and workshop, presented in English by Nankin tamasudare and rakugo artist Okidokitei Kanta.

Nankin tamasudare is a form of street entertainment, in which the performer transforms a specially designed sudare (bamboo screen) into various shapes while chanting an accompanying poem. Kanta's "miracle bamboo blind" show is very unique; it will take you on a trip around the world, as his sudare twists, folds, and extends to depict objects from numerous destinations. This trip is of course free of charge, and does not require a passport.

Rakugo is an art of comic storytelling that has been enchanting audiences for over 400 years. The kimono-clad performer recounts a tale while kneeling on a cushion, using voice inflections, gestures, and facial expressions to portray all the characters. They use only a fan and handkerchief as props to creatively represent a variety of objects.

In the upcoming event, participants will watch Kanta's performances, and then practice these arts themselves.
This will be a great opportunity to experience Japanese traditional performing arts and make new friends.
KIZUNA looks forward to your participation.

Basic info

  • Current Students & Staff
Kyoto University students and researchers
Max attendees
First 15 people
Free of charge



Please email the following to KIZUNA (address below) in advance:

  • Event title
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Faculty, Graduate School, or other affiliation, and the year you are in
  • Nationality
Registration will close when capacity is reached.
Contact info
Student Lounge KIZUNA
Email: kizuna* (Please replace * with @)