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Sanyu-tei Ponta (Rakugo-ka) Brings Laugh to Michigan hosted by MIFA

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Sanyu-tei Ponta (Rakugo-ka) Brings Laugh to Michigan
2024 Japan Cultural Development Performer Series

Date: April 16, 2024
Time: 6:30pm (Doors open 6:10pm)
Venue: River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 333 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162
Cost: Free admission

Rakugo is a traditional Japanese art form that combines comedy and storytelling. Rakugo will be told in Japanese with English script on projected slides.

Main Sponsor: Japan Business Society of Detroit
Host: Monroe International Friendship Association (MIFA)

Introduction of Sanyu-tei Ponta: The seventh disciple of Sanyu-tei Koraku. The first Ponta was a disciple of the master Sanyu-tei Encho, and for the first time in over 100 years. He revived his name and took the name of his second- generation Ponta. In honor of that name, he currently only writes humorous stories as a budding Rakugo storyteller. He performs Rakugo of many human stories and ghost stories written by Encho.



April 16
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Monroe International Friendship Association


River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI 48162 United States
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