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.
The Nagasaki Tall Ship Festival takes place in April each year in the spectacular backdrop of Nagasaki Harbor. Typically the event features a number of square rigged tall ships with their billowing sails providing a romantic glimpse into the bygone […]
Held at Tanzan Jinja Shrine both in spring and August, the Kemari Festival features beautiful processions, rituals and eventually a game of kemari. Wearing colorful robes from the 7th century, the priests enter the shrine and eventually play the traditional […]
Taking place every year on the the birthday of Showa-Emperor Hirohito, this festival has parades, processions and even a flea market. Forced to spend alternate years in the ancient capital, the Daimyo (local lords) would create grandiose displays to out-do […]
A horseback archery display between the trees, this is an impressive feat of skill on show in Kyoto once a year. Taking place annually on the third of May, this event takes place in the run up to Kyoto’s Aoi […]