After explaining Rakugo for the children , the first performance is “Jugemu”. The phrase “Jugemu Jugemu” is familiar to most of the audience, but it seemed to be the first time for them to hear the story itself. The children laughed a lot and they listened carefully until the very end.
Applause and cheers echoed during Ms Koyuki’s Daikagura. The balance challenge during “flower basket acrobatics” was especially splendid! He also got some of the audience members to come up on stage to help with the performance and taught them some techniques, which made the show very welcoming overall.
The children participated enthusiastically in the relaxed atmosphere. They especially laughed a lot at Master Kikushin’s dog imitation. Others also mentioned in the questionnaire that the “Motoinu” part was more interesting. It seems as though he was able to convey the charm of Rakugo.