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Rakugo: The Traditional Japanese Art of Storytelling

Each country has its own entertainment and comedy traditions. Many people all over the world love watching funny home videos where kids or animals do silly things or of things going wrong in some unexpected way. Quick-witted stand-up comedy shows are also a popular form of entertainment in many parts of the world. When thinking about Japanese-style entertainment, TV shows like ‘Silent Library’ or silly Japanese variety shows centered around slapstick humor might come to mind. While this type of Japanese comedy can be hilarious at times, you might be in the mood for something more witty and refined. In that case, rakugo, a traditional way of Japanese storytelling, might […]

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