Today marks a new beginning in my Rakugo journey!
I finally got to perform Rakugo at a local high school.
I had the privilege of sharing Rakugo with Year 11 and Year 13 Japanese language classes.
Even though the Rakugo story itself was in English, I used as much Japanese as possible to help their language learning.
The students were so welcoming, and I was especially impressed by their near-perfect pronunciation in Japanese.
They are really fortunate to have such an amazing teacher!
One of the highlights was when I was asked to improvise a short “Doraemon Rakugo”!
Doraemon is one of the most popular cartoons in Japan, and it has been on air since 1973, a few years longer than my entire life!
We realised that all the students in the class had known the cartoon, and the teacher dared me to perform it 😉
As an improviser, I couldn’t resist!
I attempted and failed miserably (very much expected), but we definitely had fun… at my expense!
Looking forward to the next one!