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Every year there are several opportunities to invite Rakugo performers to New York. At these "Yose," members and others are invited to fill the space and enjoy. A yearly New Year's Party and other events give members a chance to gather and have fun in each other's company. For members there is also a free lending service for Rakugo cassettes, CDs and videos.

At the Inaugural Yose in July of 1994 we had performances by two Rakugo Masters, Shunpuutei Shouchou and Kokontei Shinya. Since then we have had 26 Yose sponsored by the New York Rakugo Kai and 21 Yose co-sponsored with other organizations including the Japanese American Association of New York.

Listing of Yose sponsored by the New York Rakugo Kai or co-sponsored with other organizations

1st New York Yose

July 6, 1994 at the Japanese American Association Hall

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Shunnpuutei Shouchou telling Gion E

Kokontei Shinya telling Meka Uma

2nd New York Yose

July 15, 1994 at the JAA Hall

MC :Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Shoufuktei Tsuruji telling Yado Kae

Katsura Harusame telling Nedoko

3rd New York Yose

May 12, 1995 at the JAA Hall

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Kamikiri by

Kokontei Kikuwaka

Rakugo by

Kokontei Kikubo telling Ki no Choutan

Kokontei Kikuwaka telling Okiku no Osara and Yadoya no Tomi

Hakuraku Rakugo Kai

(Performance co-sponsored with the Japan Society of New York)

June 23, 1995 at the Japan Society of New York

Manzai (Comedy Dialog) by

Fuji Yukie and Fuji Hanako telling Genki na Oya

Rakugo by

Kokontei Kikuwaka telling Ko Home

Kingentei Hakuraku telling Ko wa Kasugai and Kaen Daiko

4th New York Yose

April 30, 1997 at Uoichiba EAST B1

MC ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Iyo Manzai (Comedy Dialog) ? Suzuki Momo and Tenma Kao

Rakugo by

Harada Hirohito telling Sutokuin

Kokontei Shinya telling Konnyaku Mondou

5th New York Yose

July 3, 1997 at JAA Hall

MC ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Koto ? Ishigure Mayaso

Folk Dance ? Suzuki Momo and Tenma Kao

Manzai (Comedy Dialog) by

Fuji Yukie and Fuji Hanako telling Chou Chou Fujin (Madame Butterfly)

Rakugo by

Kingentei Hakuraku telling Miyato Gawa

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Performance co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

April 21, 1998 at the JAA Hall

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Shiba Hama

6th New York Yose

April 21, 1998 at Uoichiba EAST B1

MC :Nyuuyokuya Sento

Ukulele Mandan (Comic Monologue with Ukulele) ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Folk Dance ? Suzuki Momo and Tenma Kao

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Momotaro and Shiba Hama

7th New York Yose

February 24, 1999 at EAST 2F

MC and Ukulele Mandan ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Hayashiya Somejyaku telling Toyotake-ya and Yodogoro

Dance by
Hayashiya Somejyaku performing the Momotarou Dance and
the Iyonokuni Dance

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Performance co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

February 25, 1999 at the JAA Hall

Rakugo by

Hayashiya Somejyaku telling Taira Bayashi and Momotarou

8th New York Yose

March 23, 1999 at EAST 2F

MC and Ukulele Mandan ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Performance by

Kagami Kosen Daikagura Troupe presenting Kagami Jishi and Daikagura

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Yabuiri

9th New York Yose

May 3, 1999 at EAST 2F

MC and Ukulele Mandan ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Japanese Folk Dance ? Suzuki Momo and Tenma Kao

Rakugo by

Kokontei Shinya telling Kawari Me and Tonasu-ya Seidan

10th New York Yose

March 10, 2000 at the JAA Hall

MC/Ukulele ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Foolish Lecture in a Foreign Language ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Performance by

Kagami Kosen presenting Kotobuki Jishi and Daikagura

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Kin Myouchiku and Bunshichi Mottoi

11th New York Yose

March 25, 2002 at Uoichiba EAST B1

MC/Ukulele :Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Hayashiya Somejyaku telling Koneko

Katsura Ayame telling Sales Woman

12th New York Yose

May 2, 2002 at the S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music ? Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Zatsu Hai and Tachi Kire

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

May 3, 2002 at the JAA Hall

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Tarachine and Atago Yama

13th New York Yose

May 30, 2002 at the Nippon Club

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Katsura Fukudanji telling Nezumi Ana

Rakugo with Sign Language by

Fukudanjitei Kuidaore, Fukudanjitei Umataro and Katsura Fukudanji

Rakugo in English by

Katsura Fukuwaka

14th New York Yose

September 5, 2002 at the S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music ? Big Apple Dandies with Kenbanya Kunibo

Rakugo by

Katsura Demaru telling Toki Udon and Kouzu no Tomi

1st L.I. Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

September 28, 2002 at the L.I. Japanese Weekend School

Lecture by Takahashi Iwao

Shamisen ? Saisu Shouko

Performance by

Kagami Shojiro presenting Daikagura

Rakugo by

Shunpuutei Ryuunosuke telling Tanuki no Ongaeshi, Toki Soba, and others

Also by Ryutei Chiraku and Sanshoutei Yumetaro

15th New York Yose

October 1, 2002 at the S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Lecturers ? Ryuutei Chiraku and Saisu Shouko

Performance by

Kagami Shojiru presenting Daikagura

Rakugo by

Shunpuutei Ryuunosuke telling Shinbun Kiji

Ryuutei Chiraku telling Chiritotechin

Sanshoutei Yumetaro telling Kinshu Banya

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

May 8, 2003 at the JAA Hall

MC/Ukulele ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Ko Wakare

16th New York Yose

May 13, 2003 at the S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music ? Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Kaen Daiko and Hamano Noriyasu

17th New York Yose

October 3, 2003 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele ? Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music ? Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Katsura Demaru telling Ko Home and Sutokuin

2nd L.I. Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

October 4, 2003 at L.I. Japanese Weekend School

MC : Rappaya Yoshimaru

Shamisen : Koyume

Lecture and Rakugo : Katsura Demaru

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

April 1, 2004 at the JAA Hall

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Bunshichi Mottoi

18th New York Yose

April 2, 2004 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Kyouraku telling Jyugemu, Toki Soba and Nakamura Nakazou

19th New York Yose

May 20, 2004 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Ryouraku telling Oyasu Uri, Megusuri, Kawari Me

3rd LI Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

May 22, 2004 at L.I. Japanese Weekend School

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Ryouraku telling Jyugemu and Matsuyama Kagami

Japanese American Association Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

May 27, 2004 at the JAA Hall

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyuutei Ryouraku telling Kawari Me

Japanese American Association Big Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

September 30, 2004 at the JAA Hall

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Katsura Demaru telling Ko Home

20th New York Yose

September 30, 2004 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Katsura Demaru telling Mochi-ya Mondou and Kawari Me

4th LI Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

October 2, 2004 at L.I. Japanese Weekend School

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Introduction to Musical Instruments : Katsura Demaru

Shamisen : Koyume

Taiko : Naniwa-te Yangu

Rakugo by

Katsura Demaru telling Ko Home

Japanese American Association Big Keiro Kai

(Co-sponsored with the Japanese American Association)

April 14, 2005 at the JAA Hall

MC : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyutei Ryoraku telling Megusuri

21th New York Yose

April 14, 2005 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyutei Ryoraku telling Nagaya no Hanami , Neko no Sainan

Dance by Minbuza: Momo Suzuki,M. Kasai, Kumiko Kobayashi

Mugiya Bushi, Ecchuu Owara Bushi

5th LI Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

April 16, 2005 at L.I. Japanese Weekend School

1st WC Yose

(Co-sponsored with the West Chester Japanese Weekend School)

April 16, 2005 at W.C. Japanese Weekend School

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by

Sanyutei Ryoraku telling Moto Inu

22nd New York Yose

May 10, 2006 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Sanyutei Kyoraku telling Kabocha-ya, Akubi Shinan, Hyakunen-me

23rd New York Yose

April 3, 2007 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by

Hyashiya Somejyaku telling shuuron

Katsura Ayame telling Giri comunication

Shofukutei Kakusho telling Acrobatic Saiyuki

Anesama Kings telling comic stories.

24th New York Yose

April 10, 2008 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by:

Sanyutei Kyoraku telling Hirabayashi and Shingan

Sanyutei Jinraku telling Iemi Mai and Tenshiki

25th New York Yose

June 9, 2008 at S.N.I. NY Center

MC/Ukulele: Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music: Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by:

Kokontei Shinya telling Oyako Zake and Nozarashi

Magic by: Maggie Takashi

LI Yose

(Co-sponsored with the Long Island Japanese Weekend School)

April 25, 2009 at L.I. Japanese Weekend School

Rakugo by:

Sanyutei Kyoraku telling Momotaro

Sanyutei Jinraku telling Hatsutennjin

Nyuyokuya sento "Around the World"

26th New York Yose

April 30, 2009 at JAA Hall

MC/Ukulele : Nyuuyokuya Sento

Music : Big Apple Dandies

Rakugo by:

Sanyutei Kyoraku telling Angel's Birth Cry and Shibahama

Sanyutei Jinraku telling Hatsutennjin

Nyuyokuya sento "Around the World"

Sanyutei Kyouraku & Company

May 30th 2009 at Kouwanji temple,San Francisco,CA

MC:Sento & Konomushi

Rakugo by Sanyutei Kyouraku telling Angel's birth cry and Shibahama

Nyuyokuya Sento telling Around the world

Sessa Takuma Kai

Jun 25th 2009 at Japanese American Association NY

MC:Nyuyokuya Sento

Rakugo by Sessatei Takuma telling Kanjyouzaka and Jigoku bakkei mouja no tawamure

 

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