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Kimie Oshima, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics, Associate Professor at Bunkyo Gakuin University.
Started producing Rakugo in English in 1996 and takes Rakugo tour to the world every year. A speaker of "Hello from Tokyo", NHK International Broadcasting Radio. Also performs original stories of Rakugo in English.
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Katsura Kaishi

A Rakugo performer since 1994 started Rakugo in English in 1998. Has experienced performing in US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, etc. with Oshima's producing. Won a prize of Osaka Cultural Prize 2001, in division of performing art.

Katsura Kaishi HP : http://ra-ku-go.com/kaishi/
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Katsura Asakichi

A Rakugo performer since 1993 started Rakugo in English in 2000. Started participating Oshima's world tour since 1998. Won a prize of NHK Comedy Performance in 2001. Plays many Japanese instruments.
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Shofukutei Kakushow

A Rakugo performer since 1984. Performs his own original style of Rakugo, puppet Rakugo. Unlike regular Rakugo, he uses many types of equipment. Has a high reputation at major Comedy Festivals such as the ones in Monitorial, Melbourne.
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Diane Orrett

A balloon street performer from England, Liverpool. Has lived in Japan for 10 years. Interested in Japanese Kimono, tea ceremony, and flower arrangement.
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