My name is Kanariya Eishi, an English Rakugo performer and an actor based in Auckland, New Zealand. I am trained by Kanariya Eiraku, and I am a Special Member of the English Rakugo Association in Japan.
Rakugo is a Japanese traditional art of comedic storytelling, and I often explain it like a sitcom performed by one person. I once was a stand-up comedian, an improviser, a clown, and a sketch comedian, so my focus has always been comedy, but I now pursue this art as my life work.
I believe storytelling and laughter can change the world, and this is what gets me out of bed every morning!
Due to the lockdown, I am currently completely out of work even though I do work full-time writing and polishing my art... without any income that is... until the restrictions are lifted.
If you kindly would like to support my work, you could "buy me a coffee" here!
Thank you so much in advance!