Asakichi Katsura -
Japanese Sit Down Comedy: In English
25 - 26 March
Rakugo - a form of acting that involves the use of a paper fan and a small cloth as it's only props. It's a speciality of Asakichi Katsura, whose show is more performance art then comedy. Katsura comes off quite innocent in his act, while still managing to get laughs from the miming of a man eating a bowl of ramen to the tales of a dad telling his son a bed time story. This kid friendly show was fascinating and educational to watch, however, it is unlikely that you will roar with laughter throughout.