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SOYU RAKU RAKU NIGHT LIVE Vol.49 —The Collaboration of Music and Rakugo—

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

Date Wed, Nov 27, 2019 19:00-20:30 (Open 18:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert

Flyer (PDF)


Rakugo (Traditional Japanese comedic storytelling): Yonefuku Katsura

Wazuma Performance(Traditional Japanese Magic): Kyoko

Steel Guitar: Kiyoshi “LION” Kobayashi

Lion Lady’s Steel Guitar Ensemble (performs only in the first part)

Vocal, ukulele: Masami Sato

Guitar: Takeshi Shirakata

Bass: Shigeru Nimura


First Part: Hawaiian Stage

Hawaii Call Written by:Harry Owens(music)

Kaimana Hila Written by:Charles E. King (music & lyrics), Andrew Cummings (lyrics)

On a Tropic Night Written by:‎Ned Washington, Agustin Lara Japanese translation: Akira Suruga

The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au) Written by: Charles E. King

On a Little Bamboo Bridge Written by:Al Sherman (music),Archie Fletcher (lyrics) Japanese translation: Minoru Kashiwagi

Tahuwahuwai Written by:Leleiohaku


Second Part: The Collaboration of Music, Wazuma and Rakugo

“Omitate (Life is all about choices)” (Japanese comedic storytelling with illustrations and English subtitles)

PhotoYonefuku Katsura, Rakugo (Traditional Japanese comedic storytelling)
PhotoKYOKO, Wazuma (Traditional Japanese Magic)
PhotoKiyoshi "LION" Kobayashi, Steel Guitar
PhotoMasami Sato, Vocal, ukulele
PhotoTakeshi Shirakata, Guitar
PhotoShigeru Nimura, Bass


Prices (tax included)

General Admission

purchased by Sept 30 (tax 8% included): 1,080yen

purchased on Oct 1 or later (tax 10% included): 1,100yen

*The price is applied if the consumption tax increase comes effective as scheduled on Oct 1, 2019.

[Door tickets]

Tickets go on sale at 18:00.

On Sale Date

Thu, Sept 5, 2019

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 recital.


The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture/ Rakugo Geijutu Kyokai


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production section +81-3-3828-2111