16 07 25 RakugoKatsura Sunshine is the name given to Canadian Gregory Robic of Slovenian parents – by a Japanese master of the art of Rakugo – story telling to make the audience laugh!

I got the impression that 3 years of ‘apprenticeship’, i.e. ‘learning by doing’ and being with a master is like Zen training. But Wikipedia mentions Buddhism as a root.

Yesterday, the German fairy tale Godfather Death was the main story at this delightful venue in Camden The Forge. The intro was a personal account of recent experiences – a wonderful kaleidoscope of cross-cultural discrepancies and similarities.

What a treat to live and learn in these exciting times in this exciting global city and to get to know such wonderful people as Pam Almaz, Sally Willis and Katsura Sunshine!