Thinking of the children in his presence, he was more polite than usual. However, his warm “Tengu Judgement” story was worth the listen. I listened much more carefully to this performance than the usual exciting and funny Rakugo.
Straight Matsuura’s casual conversation is also interesting and above all seeing his skill as juggler is the best part. Even if it is watched from close up, it’s so amazing that it’s as though we are watching magic tricks.
The second performance was a new Rakugo story that was told for the first time at Kodomoyose. What happened first? In the hall where marks were flying around, laughter in the hall expanded steadily as they began to understand the point of Momotaro’s story.