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Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 8 (Paperback)

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 8 By Haruko Kumota Cover Image
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A multi-generational human drama set in the world of rakugo, a traditional form of Japanese comedic storytelling, Descending Stories follows an ex-convict whose life is changed by his apprenticeship to a famed storyteller, and Konatsu, who yearns to perform rakugo but cannot because women are not permitted in the craft.


Yakumo slowly begins to recover after his collapse on stage, but the light inside him has faded, and he shockingly declares that he won't perform rakugo anymore. Meanwhile, in search of a film taken of the late Sukeroku, Higuchi takes Yotaro and Matsuda to Shikoku, where the two men learn a truth about the two storytellers--and what really happened that fateful night that claimed Sukeroku and Miyokichi's lives.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632365460
ISBN-10: 1632365464
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Descending Stories