Shirano’s Theater

A woman somehow joins the ranks

A woman somehow joins the ranks

A girl—the second in total for the Tatekawa school—has joined the Shiraku…

Sticking with rice cakes

Sticking with rice cakes

Sticking with rice cakes There are all sorts of expressions out there.…

An act to tickle the teacher’s fancy

An act to tickle the teacher’s fancy

I threw a party to celebrate my promotion toshinuchi, choosing the Tokyo…

My first and last promotion to headliner

My first and last promotion to headliner

On December 1, 2012, I’ll be promoted to the status of shinuchi,…

Escape Along a Thorny Route

Escape Along a Thorny Route

I’m under pressure to finish writing two books scheduled to be published…

Feel the fear and fail anyway

Feel the fear and fail anyway

Let’s face it, everybody screws up from time to time. And depending…

Rakugo Evolves in the Teaching

Rakugo Evolves in the Teaching

Rakugo Evolves in the Teaching An event called “Girl’s Rakugo” was recently…

The multitasking rakugoka

The multitasking rakugoka

I clearly remember, on the very day I joined the Shiraku“stable”of Tatekawa-school…

The multitasking rakugoka

The multitasking rakugoka

About the Shirano “act”… My brief for this column was to write…