In love with Japanese culture for many years now, Martin Savard set out on the mission to adapt Rakugo to the French language. Performance art in which the storyteller, alone and sitting on their knees, only has their upper body, a paper fan, a small cloth and, most importantly, their voice to carry the story, Rakugo has been part of Japanese culture for well over a thousand years. Adapting such a polished discipline is not something you want to miss!
And yet, as if setting out on such an endeavour was not enough, Martin will also be hosting a workshop on shōgi, this intriguing Japanese version of chess. Come discover these lesser known, yet no less fascinating, facets of Japanese culture!
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