Rakugo – Shunputei Momoe
Iromono – Onda Eri(Shamisen, Ohayashi etc.)
Amezaiku – Igarashi Shunsuke
Tokyo Shishimai club members
As well as the popular shooting corner, peace gun corner etc, we included a mask making corner. You can challenge making a lucky mask, such as Yakuyoke、Shishimai 、Tengu 、Okame etc. You can take a memorial photo with the mask once it is finished.
We started a workshop so that you can actually participate in Shishimai. The participants the Hagiwara family（16th）and the Katsuta family （17th）practiced for three days and showed the proof of their practice on the stage.
On the 16th Master Entaro Tachibanaya came to perform for us. The parents and children laughed a lot at his facial expressions in “Sparklers”. His swiftly changing expressions kept the focus completely on him. The audience could not take their eyes off him right from when the first story “Goujoukyuu” started.
It’s not just simply spinning a top. The audience could listen to the exquisite “Lemon Bushi” while watching expertly executed spinning top techniques by Lemon Mimasu. The audience held their breath in anticipation during the “Sword Crossing” performance, where the top was spun on top of a sword.
Master Entaro performed for us again. The second performance was the story of “Momotaro” which had no pictures. The audience was completely warmed up from the first performance. The laughter didn’t stop from beginning to end as he told the story with enthusiasm and a wide range of voices.
Next was the story “Tengu Judgement” with pictures by Master Momoe Shunpuutei, who was able to skillfully convey the characters’ personalities just by talking. The children were very pleased with the “Pestering for a story about a dream” performance!
As an Ohayashi improvisation was performed by Eri Honda while children twirled umbrellas, the audience were embraced by the calm Onda world. The children seemed to hold the Shamisen with familiarity and there were Ohayashi and Debayashi quizzes with the Rakugo.
Even though the second performance had no pictures, the rhythmical way of performing was effective in making even the children laugh a lot. Even some material that seemed to be slightly aimed at adults at first, were performed in such a way that children could also enjoy it. This story was “The Senki Bug” by Momoe.