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
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.


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Tea Garden

1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Arizona 85003


602.274.8700 / info@jfgphx.org


Eriraku Kanariya

Aimu Kanariya

Simon Kanariya