Book Title: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2
Author: Haruko Kumota
Format: Paperback | 192 pages
Publication Date: 27 Jul 2017
A multi-generational human drama set in the world of rakugo, a traditional form of Japanese comedic storytelling, Descending Stories follows an ex-convict whose life is changed by his apprenticeship to a famed storyteller, and Konatsu, who yearns to perform rakugo but cannot because women are not permitted in the craft.