【JFTV vol.2】Interview:Sankyo Yanagiya, Rakugo Performer

【JFTV vol.2】Interview:Sankyo Yanagiya, Rakugo Performer

【JFTV vol.2】Interview:Sankyo Yanagiya, Rakugo Performer

【JFTV vol.2】Interview:Sankyo Yanagiya, Rakugo Performer

Every year since 1973, the Japan Foundation has been presenting the Japan Foundation Awards to individuals and organizations that make significant long-term contributions to promoting international mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through academic, artistic and other cultural pursuits.

The 2014 Japan Foundation Award was given to rakugo performer Mr. Sankyo Yanagiya in recognition of his longtime efforts in teaching Japanese expression and conveying charms of Japanese culture to Japanese language learners through rakugo performance. This is the first time ever the award has been given to a rakugo performer during its history.

Please enjoy the video of his interview along with an extract from the commemorative lecture “Rakugo and Japanese Language Education”.

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Director: Keita Kawahara
Co-Director: Yu Nakajima
Cinematographer: Yosuke Hosoi
Production Manager: Maki Imaoka
Production Assistant: Shin Yokooji
Producer: Takaki Nakadai
Production: VerandahStuido
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Profile
Sankyo Yanagiya
Rakugo Performer. Sankyo Yanagiya was born in 1948. He became a disciple of Kosan Yanagiya V in 1967, and promoted to the rank of shin’uchi (principal performer) in 1981. He is known to be a master of classic human interest stories and comical stories. Besides appearing in rakugo theaters and performing at solo shows all over Japan he has been active in teaching Japanese expression and conveying charms of Japanese culture to Japanese language learners through rakugo performance for years. He has so far given opportunities to experience authentic rakugo to people not only in Japan but in seven counties (the United States, Korea, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Hungary, France and Poland) through his workshops on short storytelling and rakugo performances. He has been highly recognized for these activities by those involved in Japanese language education all over the world. He received the Grand Prize for Young Performers in Performance Art in the shin’uchi division in 1987, the Asakusa Entertainment Newcomer Prize in 1994 and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize (in the Popular Entertainment division) in 2013.

◆About JFTV
JFTV presents video contents on the programs organized by the Japan Foundation, including their purpose and impression of Japan from the viewpoint of people involved in the programs.

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