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Osaka of the Edo Period as Seen Through Rakugo

2016-3-19 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and the Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

Osaka of the Edo Period as Seen Through Rakugo

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 13:30~15:00

TAKASHIMA Kouji (Resident Professor, Osaka University; Researcher, Osaka Tenmangu Shrine Culture Research Institute)

Attendance fee: 1,620 yen

In classical rakugo, one can see not only morals and daily life of the people of the Edo period, but also their spirituality. Even so, there is a tendency for rakugo to be discarded as nothing but a world of fiction. But if we carefully decipher Kamigata Rakugo, classical rakugo born in Osaka, the now-forgotten history of Osaka will appear right in front of our eyes. Digging up historical facts from rakugo is more interesting than rakugo and deeper than history itself. Let's take a journey through another Osaka with Kiroku and Seihachi, two characters found in Kamigata Rakugo.

To apply, go to the Asahi Culture Center website.

Date: 2016-3-19 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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