Attraction 2-1-34 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0041, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016
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Why Rakugo Theater Temma Tenjin Hanjo Tei is special ?
Temma Tenjin Hanjo Tei is a permanent rakugo theater located in the north part of the precincts of Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, which is famous for its Tenjin Festival. Once there were eight rakugo theaters in the vicinity of the shrine, but after World War II, they all closed down one after another. Subsequently the Kamigata Rakugo Kyokai (association of rakugo storytellers in Osaka) and people of local shopping streets began a fundraising campaign to collect money needed to construct a rakugo theater in the area again, with the purpose of passing down and developing the traditional performing art and culture, as well as revitalizing local areas. Funded by donations from citizens, the Osaka Temma Tenjin Hanjo Tei was officially opened on September 15, 2006, 60 years after the closure of the last of the eight rakugo theaters.
What to explore at Rakugo Theater Temma Tenjin Hanjo Tei?
The main performance is hiruseki performed in the afternoon where performer changes every week. In the opening of yose, you can see an up-and-coming young performer beating a drum, the ichiban-daiko that tells the opening of the theater. In the evening yoruseki, a unique entertainment is performed by an association- sponsored rakugo-ka, a comic storyteller of rakugo. Asaseki, the morning performances sometimes reserved for customers coming as a group. On the weekend, many young performers appear on the stage. If you want to enjoy yose, you need to buy tickets that are on sale two months before the performance. Day tickets are also available.
How to get to Rakugo Theater Temma Tenjin Hanjo Tei?
3 min. walk from Exit 4-B at Minami-morimachi Sta. on the Subway Tanimachi or Sakaisuji Line
3 min. walk from Exit 4-B at Osaka Temmangu Sta. on the JR Tozai Line
10 min. walk from Exit 4 at Ogimachi Sta. on the Subway Sakaisuji Line
10 min. walk from JR Temma Station
- Great place for family day out
- Good way to learn more about Japanese culture
- Best place for kids
- Clean, friendly and comfortable
- Great spot to relax
2-1-34 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0041, Japan