Descending Stories Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Manga Volume 1
About Descending Stories Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Manga Volume 1
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju volume 1 features story and art by Haruko Kumota.
A hapless young man is released from prison with nothing to his name, but he knows exactly what he wants: to train in the art of rakugo comedic storytelling. After seeing an unforgettable performance from one of Japan’s greatest masters, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII, during his time in jail, he will settle for nothing less than to become apprentice to the best. Yakumo, notorious for taking no students, is persuaded to take him on, and nicknames him Yotaro—the fool. Yotaro has no formal training or elegance, but something about his charisma reminds Yakumo of someone from his past.
The saga of a generation of love, art, and storytelling begins here.
Ratings & Reviews
by Dave -
I was surprised to like this, but I did. There are plot elements that are distracting, obvious attempts to put tension into the story, but it's really quite interesting, the tale of a young man who wants to learn the art of raguko, comedic storytelling. Raguko is not something we in the West think of an art, so it's an inside look at an unusual cultural phenomenon, and it's fun. It's a look at a way of life we don't see often, and it's interesting.
If that sort of thing doesn't interest you, you won't like this.