Europeans are used to stand-up comedy, but rakugo comedians are different. The only thing common is that the comedian is alone on stage, but he kneels on a cushion and does not move for the entire length of the story. All he uses as props are a fan and a handkerchief called tenugui. Despite being highly stylised, rakugo continues to entertain its fans in Japan. Now you have the unique chance to get to known this fun and fascinating genre of Japanese performance in Cork.