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#087 comic story tellers
Kokin Yanagiya

We talk with late teacher for heart
Existence still learns most densely

 When Kitamachi variety hall was in variety hall which even elderly person could go to casually in neighborhood, it began 11 years ago. It is comic storyteller, Kokin Yanagiya resident in Nerima-ku to act as stage. He/she provides happy time in Kitamachi art plaza every time on the third night of Saturday in odd month.

"It is warm variety hall only in Nerima where organizers cooperates by working without pay. If there is difficulty such as spreading cushion all over one, venue making frame of stage, variety hall consists"

 In this, it is small kinsan representing feeling of thanks.

"Yanagiya school has words of Kosan teacher in the origin for the fourth generation "when it should be to thing, comic storyteller that heart is wicked". In human being that we are faithful, and heart is good whom even fool is good" for

"For example, we do not get yelled at even if we fail in action that we yearn for teacher. But we mention the wrath if we hide and cut corners. Why is it seen through? (laugh) which is because teacher did the same thing in youth"

 It is proverb not comic storyteller shockingly.

If "teacher is angry, at first it is kneeling. We sense what you expect only by silence, movement of eyes when you should fall silent. In that way we learn power to sense air in good meaning. We can put on power to change air in the body if it can happen"

 In traditional severe master and pupil relations, teaching of ancient people is jam-packed. In addition, interchange across school is prosperous now, too. We seem to have possibilities to ask teacher to "want to learn this talk" directly.

"You say three times of lessons, and please tell rakugo of teacher only once a day. On the third day, we do it in front of teacher have you touch lesson, such "a very thin interpretation is prohibited". Because it is rakugo that we devote ourselves and succeeded to, you must not change into selfishness"

 Respect to classic…. It is feeling of awe to teacher that is in the root. In heart, we say that there is always teacher.

"My teacher reaches 10 anniversaries of death, but thinks that one after we die learns many things more. It "was such a meaning to have said at that time" often results in noticing very. In any field, as for everybody, there is teacher in heart to first-class person. We do not get a wrong way in important scene when we continue improving oneself while talking with teacher for heart"

We see the other party well and come to like
Power to feel heart for power of expression

 Way of talking that small kinsanno is warm comes from thought "that person likes".

"Comic storyteller is interested in 10 times, partner of other people. This is because power to feel heart of partner is connected for power to express, power to convey. It is said that it is, "we learn with thin silkworm" well, but I like human being

 Such small kinsanno teacher "sixth generation Tsubame Yanagiya" is real father. Memory that took a walk with busy father in the times when comic story teller was in great demand on TV is carved with in heart of small kin boy.

"We muttered bleatingly while leading me by the hand what it was. We understood that it was lesson later. It is comic story teller not to show another person figure making an effort"

 Rakugo imminent since childhood. Opportunity when we wanted to be the way was performance to commemorate at the succession of the master's name of father who saw at the time of average 1.

"Applause not to stop sounding, smile that looks happy of visitor who returns while telling "to come seed again"…. It is great in spite of being my father! We thought of this. At the age of 18 years old, we were apprenticed to father. When "see by oneself," Kosan teacher gave father an order for the fifth generation that was teacher of father. When it became for art not to indulge while putting at hand, we would see through"

 While being father; teacher. It did not seem to be unexpectedly difficult to distribute the official and private matters.

Because "we respected as comic storyteller…. There is thought to want to inherit "saliva woman" for the seventh generation. But when art caught up with it. It is art not the name to inherit. It is to inherit "vector of life"

 It rises the cost of teaching that has been inherited ceaselessly today in small kinsanha, stage.

(December 27, 2013)

State of stage in Kitamachi variety hall.
On Saturday, January 25, 2014
We count the 71st
(photo courtesy: small kinsan)

In Kitamachi variety hall,
Small kinsan which performs seeing off
(photo courtesy: small kinsan)

Before public performance of Kitamachi variety hall
It is game meal in "Tonkatsumarutoshi"!

Movement to suck in long pipe.
He/she showed

Coverage place in April, 2013
We renewed
Tea-ceremony room of Kouyama Garden

Of old school, Senshu University attached high school
In "homukamingude"
Stage that we are called
(photo courtesy: small kinsan)

It is ga creed by relationship with person carefully.
"What for this person
At first we think about whether you can do it"

We had signature.
Thank you!


Kokin Yanagiya

Kokin Yanagiya

It was born in Komagome for 1,967 years and is resident in Mukaiyama from 7 years old. During attendance at school of Senshu University attached high school, we become a disciple of Tsubame Yanagiya at 18 years old for father, the sixth generation. Stage name Kosuke. We change our name for (11 generations) to forbid promotion, the small in the second in 1989. It is said to be success in life name of small kinha, Yanagiya school. In 1998, we are promoted to qualification given to comic storyteller. Forte of Yanagiya is funny stories such as "time soba", but we take away fence and play human empathy thing or suspense quality. Hobby sake tasting (laugh) more than eating the way and limits. We run about by local coherence, "Kokin Yanagiya one-person show" by "Kitamachi variety hall - Kokin Yanagiya one-person show" in the whole country. We value consolation of child variety hall and nursing home. We acted as lecturer at voice actor training school. It is said that there is near thing at point playing only in voice. In the shop which is partial to in Nerima, Tonkatsumarutoshi (Kitamachi), interrupting field (Nukui) are covered; house (Kitamachi), pirates (Oizumi).

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