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JASC 34th Annual Bonenkai

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $20

 

To celebrate 90 years of U.S.-Japan friendship in true holiday spirit, the Society will host a virtual 34th Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai on December 10, 2020 via ZOOM. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy a dynamic Japanese performance by the comic storyteller Katsura Sunshine in time for the holidays.  In addition, the Society will launch a virtual silent auction, including an array of certificates and items available for bidding. The proceeds from this event will benefit programming and educational endeavors.

 

About Katsura Sunshine

Katsura Sunshine was born in Toronto Canada and holds Slovenian citizenship as well as Canadian.​  He began in entertainment as a playwright, composer and producer of musical theatre, and his musical Clouds ran 15 months in Toronto’s Poor Alex Theatre and toured Canada. In 2008 he became the 15th apprentice to the great Rakugo Master Katsura Bunshi VI, from whom he received the name Katsura Sunshine. Sunshine was the first ever Western Rakugo-ka in the Kamigata tradition (Osaka / Kyoto) and only the second in Japanese history, after his predecessor Kairakute Burakku a hundred years before. Sunshine has toured over 5 continents performing in 3 languages (Japanese, English and French). He made his London West End debut and New York Off-Broadway debut in 2017 for three-week runs in both cities.  His open-ended run Off-Broadway at the famous New World Stages stopped at six months interrupted by the Covid-19 Pandemic, and is scheduled to re-open when Broadway theatres resume performances. Sunshine divides his time between Tokyo, New York, London and Toronto.

 

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Date:
December 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $20
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