New Streams in Rakugo

The Signs

15m 00s
Broadcast on January 9, 2021 Available until August 14, 2022

Due to the pandemic in 2020, nearly all live entertainment ground to a halt, including Rakugo, a traditional Japanese performing art. During the hiatus, Rakugo artists began to broadcast online, attracting subscribers and sponsors while performing for remote fans. As theaters gradually reopen, many artists attempt to reach a wider audience by balancing the real world and online performances. Explore the signs of a paradigm shift in the world of classical Japanese performing arts.

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