Historic Event for Kamigata Rakugo 上方落語の歴史約な行事

On Friday, December 16, 2011, I am going to witness Kamigata Rakugo history first-hand.

If you can make it to the Osaka area this day, won’t you join me?

Yoshimoto Creative Agency is putting on a special two-part show starring Hayashiya Somemaru IV and friends (and pupils) to commemorate his 45 years as a hanashika and 20 years since ascending to the historic name Somemaru.

WHO: Hayashiya Somemaru, Katsura Sanshi, Tsukitei Happô, Miyakawa Daisuke and Hanako, Hayashiya Someji, Hayashiya Usagi, et al.

WHAT: Kiwametsuki Somemaru no Kai (The Ultimate Somemaru Show); part one will include a formal address (kôjô), manzai, and rakugo, including the story “Yodogorô” by Somemaru. Part two will consist of a Bakushô Kabuki (Gut-buster Kabuki) version of the Okaru Kanpei michiyuki section of the classic Kanadehon chûshingura, starring Sanshi (Kanpei), Somemaru (Okaru), and Happô (Bannai), complete with a supporting cast made up of Somemaru’s pupils. There will even be a full Kiyomoto ensemble.

Tickets: ¥3500 in advance or ¥4000 on the day of (tickets will probably sell out beforehand). For information call Ticket Yoshimoto at 0570-036-912 or the Rinseikai Offices at 06-6355-4659. You can get advance tickets at the Nanba Grand Kagetsu ticket window, Ticket Pia, or any 7-11, Circle K, or Sankus convenience stores.

(If you would like assistance in English, please leave a comment below ↓)

WHEN: Friday, December 16, 2011. Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm.

WHERE: Nanba Grand Kagetsu Theater, Osaka, Japan.

Congratulations Somemaru shishô!

2011年12月16日(金)、上方落語に新たな歴史の1ページを飾るイベントを体験させていただきます。

この日、もし大阪にいらっしゃったら、ぜひ、一緒に参加しませんか。

噺家生活45周年、そして上方落語の名跡である染丸に襲名して20周年の記念に、二部仕立ての「極つき染丸の会」をよしもとクリエティブ・エージェンシーが行います。

出番:林家染丸、桂三枝、月亭八方、宮川大助・花子、林家染二、林家うさぎ、他。

公演:「極つき染丸の会」第一部:口上、漫才、落語(林家染丸の「淀五郎」も含む)。第二部:爆笑歌舞伎、仮名手本忠臣蔵の「お軽勘平道行」。立役:三枝(勘平)、染丸(お軽)、八方(伴内)。染丸一門も出演&清元連中。

チケット:前売3500円(当日4000円)。お問い合わせは、チケットよしもと:0570−036−912、又は林染会事務局:06−6355−4659へ。前売券のお求めは、なんばグランド花月劇場窓口、チケットぴあ、セブンイレブン、カークルK、サンクスの各お店へ。

日にち・時間:2011年12月16日(金)、18:30開場・19:00開演。

会場:なんばグランド花月劇場(大阪難波)

染丸師匠、真におめでとうでございます。

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