'Rakugo' solo act heads to Europe, with subtitles

Oct 3, 2013

'Rakugo' solo act heads to Europe, with subtitles

by Sophie Jackman

A master of the traditional Japanese art of storytelling known as “rakugo” is embarking on his first tour of Europe, where he will perform his “sit-down” comedy with subtitles to show audiences how Japan laughs. Shunputei Ichinosuke, 35, is taking on Europe with female ...