Japanese Program {Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures}

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Events

THE 3rd OCHA ZANMAI CONFERENCE IS COMING ON MAY 1, 2016!    第3回お茶三昧会議は2016年5月1日に開催!

Humanities Auditorium (HUM 133) , San Francisco State University

Guest Lectures 特別講演:

Mr. Seiuemon Ohnishi, "Cha-no-yu-Kama: Beauty and Appreciation"

大西清右衛門氏(千家十職釜師)茶の湯の釜の美と鑑賞」

Dr. Kunio Kirisako, Architectural Historian,  "Tea Rooms in Momoyama Era (late 16th century) and Yamanoue no Soji ki"

桐浴邦夫博士 (建築史家)「山上宗二記と桃山の茶室」

For further questions please contact mmckeon@sfsu.edu.

ご質問はmmckeon@sfsu.eduに日本語か英語でどうぞ。

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English Rakugo by Kanaria Eiraku and Company August 12 and 13, 2015

Free Admission!!!

  • August 12, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at San Mateo Japanese American Community Center
    RSVP by August 5, 2015
    (650) 343-2793
    sanmateojacc@gmail.com
     
  • August 13, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
    RSVP
    (415) 567-5505
    programsevents@jcccnc.org

 

  • 鹿鳴家英楽

    神田外語大学、駒澤大学講師。

    愛知県生まれ。1981年、上智大学外国語学部卒業。
    1994年、テンプル大学大学院卒業、教育学修士。

    落語は、立川談志に強い影響を受け、1983年に談志が落語立川流を創設した直後に、立川流に参加している。英語落語は、同じ頃、英語落語を始めた上方の桂枝雀の活動に触発されたことがはじめるきっかけとなり、現在、「キャナリー英語落語教室」を主宰している。落語の他、色物としてウクレレを弾き、端唄、俗曲、都々逸、Jポップスなどを日英両語で歌う活動もしている。

     

    His stage name Eiraku means
    English is fun’.
    He wants Japanese learners of English to enjoy studying English.
    He also sings Japanese songs in English with ukulele.

    His real name is Tatsuya Sudo and he teaches at Kanda University of International Studies and Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages.

    His brief history is as follows.

    ・Graduated with Bachelors in English at Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, in 1981
    ・Graduated with Masters in TESOL at Temple University in 1994
    ・Participated in Rakugo Tatekawa-ryu founded by Tatekawa Danshi in 1984
    ・Started Japanese Rakugo classes in 1991
    ・Started English Rakugo classes in 2007

    Eiraku performs Rakugo in English at international organizations such as JICA and foreign embassies and at educational institutions at all levels from elementary schools to colleges. He believes Rakugo is quite beneficial in life and English Rakugo will help people acquire English language, develop a sense of humor, and improve presentation skills.

    The following is the web page where you can find information about his English Rakugo classes and English Rakugo recitals.

    http://canary.justhpbs.jp/EnglishRakugoClass.html

     

    What is Rakugo? See English Rakugo.

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J-POP SUMMIT, August 8 (Sat) and 9 (Sun), 2015

The J-POP SUMMIT is a Japanese cultural festival held every summer, that introduces the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, and food. The summit organizes many attractions that are great opportunities for students and teachers alike to experience and engage with Japanese culture. This year, the festival will be held at the Fort Mason Center for the first time on August 8th and 9th. More details can be found at:
http://www.j-pop.com.

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