Rakugo by Hikoichi: Comic Story Telling

The PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents

Rakugo Performance at PSU By Hayashiya Hikoichi

October 14th (7:30pm) and October 15th (2pm), 2017

Lincoln Hall Room 75

$15 General Admission; $10 Seniors; $8 Students (All reserved seats)

PSU Box Office: 503-725-3307


RAKUGO – Japanese comic story telling at PSU

CJS is thrilled to once again present RAKUGO – Japanese comic story telling – for the fourth time!  The last three performances filled the hall, and audiences were laughing throughout the show, so don’t miss this special opportunity.  

Rakugo performers impersonate all sorts of characters—men, women, and children, creating different identities with different voices and body language.  Their only props are a fan and a towel, but they evoke a wide world of both familiar and quirky characters with virtuosic skill.  

This year our featured performer is award-winning HIKOICHI, making his American debut exclusively at PSU.  He performs in an energetic, dynamic style. His plays at PSU will include two favorites. Chiri-tote-chin will have you laughing as some poor neighbors trick their wealthy landlord into eating spoiled tofu, and enjoying it! Another play, Hatsu Tenjin (First Market Day) features unexpected shenanigans at a crowded festival market.

This event is a part of Portland State of Mind (October 12 - 21, 2017).

With support from Adolf and Gabriele Hertrich.

Performances will be in Japanese with English subtitles.