This morning I was looking at the list of my repertoire of rakugo stories and realised that quite a few of them have not yet been performed in public.
These are the stories that I learned during the pandemic when public performances were not possible. Some of them have been “demonstrated” at the rakugo club, which no longer exists, but not in public performances.
Here are the stories that have not yet seen the light of day:
- Gush Gush (だくだく)
- Habits of Four Men (四人癖)
- Stupid Neighbours (粗忽長屋)
- Gonbei and the Raccoon Dog (権兵衛狸)
- Chiritotechin (ちりとてりん)
- Yawning School (あくび指南)
- The Matsuyama Mirror (松山鏡)
These are some of the masterpieces in the rakugo tradition, and I have to give them life by performing them in public!