A great opportunity to see the traditional art of Rakugo and understand the styling and humour behind it! The Osaka based group TENNOjiMURA-YOSE (Tennoji Community Rakugo Performance) presents Rakugo: Japanese traditional Comic storytelling (uniquely directed sit-down comedy) for visitors from abroad and for foreign residents in Kansai. The next community performance will be held at Sanno Fukushi Kaikann and will feature tales such as Oiraku-buro, Gonsuke’s Fish and Tenkatu as well as a workshop and a session on learning Osaka-dialect.
Take a seat on the Miyakawa river in Ise for one of the three biggest fireworks festivals in Japan. There are over 10,000 fireworks to be launched and pyrotechnicians from across the country attend to show off their skills. This […]
Compared to other festivals around the country, with only 3,000 fireworks, the Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival seems relatively small. Despite this, the scenic location for the event and its proximity to Nagoya attract a spectator audience of approximately 370,000 people.
Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a festival with a 750 year history that features fundoshi (that ever popular festival garment) clad men race elaborately decorated floats that weigh in at 1 ton. The event is one of Fukuoka’s largest with approximately […]
As a port, Kuchinotsu began to flourish upon the arrival of the European traders. The town owes much to the sea so each year a Marine Festival is held. The festival is now a one-day event with stalls and entertainment […]