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.
- Current Students & Staff
Please email the following to KIZUNA (address below) in advance:
- Event title
- Email address
- Phone number
- Faculty, Graduate School, or other affiliation, and the year you are in
Email: kizuna*mail.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)