Join Dr Saeko Yazaki from the University of Glasgow as she discusses the way in which the Japanese worldview is reflected in material culture such as traditional dress, art and architecture, as well as in performance arts including Noh, Kabuki and Rakugo. She will also look at how Japanese culture has been received in the West.
The talk will be followed by a performance (in English) from the talented and entertaining Katsura Sunshine. His Rakugo performance will make you laugh out loud as you discover the joy of traditional Japanese comic storytelling. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this performance by Katsura Sunshine is not to be missed!
Doors open at 17.50.