Review/discussion about: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu / Episode 8 / Bon opening up and looking at Shin's personal rakugo fan

A legendary performance

I’m lucky enough to still have one of my Grandfathers alive and well.

He has been the best Grandpa I could have hoped for. Showing up to my birthdays, graduations, and sports games. Treating me with both love and respect. Handing me a casual fifty-dollar bill whenever he gets the chance.

Yet his best gifts are his memories, the stories he tells when my brother and I sit close by and ask about another part of his life. Stories about his time as a milk man, ice man, and salesman. Stories about his tattoos and the gangs he associated with. Stories about my own troublemaking father.

I hope to have stories like my Grandpa’s when I grow old; I hope I’m making them now. Until then, the storied Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu proves that, like my Grandpa, the best stories come from the heart.

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