On Saturday, July 2, “Hyogo Prefectural Citizens’ Yose” was held inside the first prefectural government building Toritsugu Office.
This is the second event organized by the Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Prefectural Citizens’ Center and the second time it has been held at the museum.
The two sessions were held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each session received more applications in advance than the maximum number of participants, and visitors were selected by lottery.
Sanosuke Katsura, a local resident, spoke on local topics, and Katsra Kaishi, who performed as the last performer, told a rakugo story, including an episode in which he was mistaken for a regular visitor at the entrance of the museum.
The audience, which ranged in age from kindergarteners to seniors, was overwhelmed by the professionalism of the speakers, and the room was filled with laughter throughout.