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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Sanshiro Katsura HollywoodNewsWire.net  "17th Annual Satellite Awards Arrival"  photo
Rakugo Eiga
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 14, 2012
Sanshiro Katsura – Rakugo Eiga
2012/12/14
Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Did you write the script of the rakugo (Japanese traditional comic storytelling) that you performed during the screening?
SK: I am the one came up with the idea of the rakugo story and its prologue, but many of my friends helped me to translate them from Japanese to English.

Q2: Why did you choose today's story in the live performance out of a number of rakugo stories that you know?
SK: I have 40 to 50 rakugo stories that I can perform. Among these stories, there are a lot of ways to arouse laughter from audiences. Since I needed to perform in front of foreign people who probably have never seen rakugo performance, I picked the stories which are easy to understand, simply funny, and peaceful.

Q3: How long did it take for you to prepare for this performance?
SK: I only had two weeks to prepare for it. During the two weeks, I've studied and struggled wit...

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