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SOYU RAKU-RAKU LIVE Vol.59—The Collaboration of Music and Rakugo—

Popular series of music and Japanese comedic story-telling collaboration at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.
Please note that there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Fri, Nov 5, 2021 11:00-12:00 (Open 10:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert

Flyer (PDF)

Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the artists. Nor can you give them directly to the artists.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.


Rakugo (Traditional Japanese comedic storytelling): KATSURA Shinji

Piano: MITSUDA Kenichi

String Bass: IKEDA Tatsuya

Percussion: SATO Naoko

Flute: SAWANO Akane


◇View artists profiles (only in Japanese)


First Part: Mini Concert

MITSUDA Kenichi:



Kimi to tsuki wo miteita

Kamin no susume Suite-1st movement “Ike no mawari de asonda kodomo tachi to shiroi sekai”

A Dancer Unknown


Second Part: The Collaboration of Music and Rakugo (Japanese comedic story-telling) “Yadoya no Adauchi (Revenge at an Inn)” *only in Japanese

PhotoKATSURA Shinji, Rakugo
PhotoMITSUDA Kenichi, Piano
PhotoIKEDA Tatsuya, String Bass
PhotoSATO Naoko, Percussion
PhotoSAWANO Akane, Flute


Prices (tax included)

Reserved Seats 1,100yen


[Day tickets]

Tickets go on sale at 10:00.


* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the row B.

* The tickets will be on sale by keeping either left or right next to the booked seat unoccupied. There will be no additional tickets to be sold for the unoccupied seats.

Seating Chart of Recital Hall

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On Sale Date

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Other Information

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this performance.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Rakugo Geijutsu Kyokai