Upcoming Events

Rakugo in the Garden

Thursday, February 22, 2018 
Time: 5:00- 6:30 p.m. (Gate opens at 4:30 p.m.)

at Tea Garden
Fee: $20 General / $15 Member 
Fee includes garden admission
RESERVATION ONLY
Complimentary bar drink or tea


Rakugo (落語, literally "fallen words") is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment. The lone storyteller sits on stage, called Kōza, using only a paper fan (扇子 sensu) and a small cloth (手拭 tenugui) as props. Without standing up from the seiza sitting position, the Rakugo artist depicts a long and complicated comical story.

Our beautiful traditional Japanese Tea Garden bestows an atmosphere perfect for Rakugo and meeting the performers in person.

Eiraku performs Rakugo in English at international organizations such as JICA and foreign embassies and at educational institutions at all levels from elementary schools to colleges. He believes Rakugo is quite beneficial in life and English Rakugo will help people acquire English language, develop a sense of humor, and improve presentation skills.

Location:     

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Tea Garden

1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Arizona 85003

www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org

602.274.8700 / info@jfgphx.org

 

Eriraku Kanariya

Aimu Kanariya

Simon Kanariya

**NO KOI FOOD SALES AT THIS TIME; NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED**

In order to monitor the health of our koi fish, we have suspended sales of koi food and ask visitors to not bring in outside food for them.  (e.g. bread, crackers, pet store food, etc). Thank you for your understanding.