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"Rakugo", the Traditional Story-Telling
and the Traditional Dance by "Geisha" - "Ozashiki" Entertainment -

Fascinating "Ozashiki" - Fun to listen. Beautiful to watch. Singing togather doubles the pleasure

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Music ,
  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance

The program combines Rakugo, the Japanese traditional comic story-telling with beautiful traditional dances performed by Geishas from three bustling entertainment districts of Tokyo, Shimbashi, Akasaka and Asakusa. Rakugo will be presented by three renowned story-tellers, Shunputei Ichinosuke, Hayashiya Shozo and Ryutei Ichiba. Ichiba, a superb singer, will also show his skills by singing with the Geisha Shamisen players. At the end of the program, the audience will have a chance to sing a typical parlor recreation song together with the performers after being given a short lesson by Hayashiya Shozo. Get a taste for the fun traditional parlor recreation from the Edo era! In the grand finale, the audience can join the stage with all the Geisha dancers and the Rakugo masters.

Program and performers

Shimbashi-geisha-renjyu, Akasaka-geisha-renjyu, Asakusa-geisha-renjyu, Shunputei Ichinosuke, Hayashiya Shozo , Ryutei Ichiba

Part 1 Rakugo by Shunputei Ichinosuke, Hayashiya Shozo
Part 2 Dance by Geisha from 3 districts of Tokyo (Shimbashi, Akasaka, Asakusa)
Rakugo by Ryutei Ichiba
Ozashiki-asobi ( banquet entertainment ) by Ryutei Ichiba with Geisha


Advance tickets are sold out. Walk-up tickets are available in limited quantities on the day of the performance.
(All seats reserved) Adults: 4,000 yen; students: 2,000 yen
*Tickets for wheelchair seats are available at the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee Office
*No entry for children under 6 years old.


Secretariat of the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office(Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee


Yurakucho Asahi Hall