This week, we’re covering the art of rakugo–storytelling with a twist! How did rakugo emerge from the history of Buddhism, and what has enabled its enduring popularity where contemporary entertainments like kabuki have fallen by the wayside?
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2 thoughts on “Episode 477 – What a Twist!”
Has rakugo gone international, with stories in other languages and performances by people of other nationalities or is the performances only in Japanese by Japanese artists?
There’s an anime about rakugo that I love called Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu about how a young man grows up to be a rakugoka.
Can you at least give us a link to see the rakugo dick jokes?