Fishing For Women
In this story, a nice old fisherman is visited by a beautiful ghost, but the douchebag next door has other ideas…
And then…! If you watch the video, you can enjoy Ootomo-san switching between characters in typical rakugo style.
This art is centuries old, but the stories are as funny today as they were in samurai times. Nothing like it really exists outside of Japan, and it’s rarely performed in English, so hey, take advantage! Here’s the video – watch it live!
Performed in English by Hiroyuki Ootomo (19:15)
If you liked Fishing For Women, (or want to try a shorter one first, to see if you like it) check out Ootomo-san’s other rakugo performances in English!
Ghost Woman Returns (5:36)
The Unobservant Husband (13:20)
Too Much Religious Devotion (5:31)
The Water Vendor’s Fortune (7:11)
The next time you’re in Japan, if you’d like to watch Ootomo-san perform live, you can contact him at email@example.com. Ootomo-san speaks and reads English, and is happy to arrange a performance at a particular time and place.
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