The Unorthodox Karuta Champion / Ruludaisy: Drag Queen Farmer

Hometown Stories

29m 15s
Broadcast on September 5, 2021 Available until September 5, 2023

This program brings you the stories of 2 dedicated individuals and their everyday struggles and triumphs. Kumehara Keitaro, champion of the Japanese card game Karuta, has a highly unusual style that's taken him to the very top. But he falls into a slump right before a key championship match. Will he succeed and keep his title? Organic farmer Ishigooka Daisuke is an agriculturalist by day and a drag queen by night. We take a look at the way he balances these roles, switching with ease between high heels and rubber boots.

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