Rakugo with English Subtitles
As part of the Koenji Engei Festival, the Rakugo Without Borders group will be holding a special rakugo performance with English subtitles. Rakugo is a type of comedic storytelling where a lone performer sits kneeling on a cushion and tells a long and entertaining tale using minimal props and gestures. Koenji Engei Festival spans nine days, utilizing more than 60 local venues from bathhouses to izakayas for various acts and performances. Japanese speakers should check the website for the complete festival program.