Sourire Femme, a group of Japanese women, hosts performances of Japanese culture, such as rakugo, kamishibai and kimono wearing, in the historical building that commemorates the opening of Yokohama port.
Rakugo is a traditional Japanese art of storytelling that developed as a form of entertainment for the common people during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Kamishibai is a form of Japanese street theatre with sets of illustrated boards that are placed in a miniature stage-like device and a narrator who tells the story by changing each image. It was popular before and after World War II in Japan until the advent of television.
Also, there will be an exhibition of traditional fans and hand towels, booths, workshops, piano performances and many more activities to revitalize the local community.
Autumn Festival 2019 will take place at Yokohama-shi Kaiko Kinen Kaikan (Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall); 1-6 Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi / 横浜市中区本町1－6