For those who cannot make it to the English Rakugo performance at Titirangi Library this Thursday, here’s good news!
Tsugaru Shamisen is quite different from Edo Shamisen (Tokyo style Shamisen), and it is very upbeat and almost reminds me of a Japanese Rock& Roll!
I was told that there will be a Japanese drummer and a singer as well, so I am very much looking forward to it!
(Can you tell from the fact that I ended all last 4 sentences above with exclamation marks?)
As it is a collaboration project, I have decided to do arguably the most physically demanding, almost slapstick like Kamigata/ Osaka Rakugo piece to match their energy.
As I am trained in Edo Rakugo (Tokyo style Rakugo), it will be so much fun to try something entirely new.
See you there!