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Book Announcement: The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan

The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan: Satire and Social Mobility in Kamigata Rakugo M. W. Shores, University of Sydney Rakugo, a popular form of comic storytelling, has played a major role in Japanese culture and society. Developed during the Edo … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan

Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan By Ian McArthur ONE OF Japan’s first foreign-born entertainers is the subject of my new book,  the first about him in the English-speaking world. Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Laughing like in the “good old days”? The Boom of Rakugo and Yose Engei in the 21st Century

Symposium at the University of Vienna October 11th  to 12th 2013 (Rakugo-kai with Shunpuutei Ichinosuke on October 12th 2013) The submission deadline for papers is August 5th 2013. More than 40 years after the famous rakugo-ka Tatekawa Danshi predicted the death of … Continue reading

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