Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (2018) – Dramacool

Over the course of the Showa era, Yakumo, enters the alluring and mysterious world of rakugo, (a traditional Japanese comic performance art) he forges a very strong friendship with the impulsive and bashful Yurakutei, who is very skilful in the performance of rakugo, Both became disciples to learn rakugo at the same time, which raised at the beginning a strong rivalry between the two that would last for the rest of their lives.

The envy between both artists persists and causes to wreak havoc in their friendship, but it doens’t compare to the deep blow that causes when Yakumo falls in love with the alluring and seductress Geisha Miyokichi who always supported him in his desire to be rakugo’s best performer. Yurakutei marries Miyokichi, but tragedy strikes when both die in strange circumstances to what appears to be suicide. Yakumo decides to adopt their orphan daughter Konatsu, while he refuses to reveal the secret that plagues his existence around the death of both and that causes him to feel remorse and a bitter pain and makes his entire life drenched in suffering.

Konatsu grows up hating Yakumo as she considers him to be an enemy of her parents. Along with Yotaro, Yakumo’s disciple, she soon begins to unravel the truth of the deaths of Yurakutei and Miyokichi that Yakumo has been covering up for so long.

(Source: DramaWiki)

  • Native Title: 昭和元禄落語心中
  • Also Known As: Showa and Genroku Era Lover’s Suicide Through Rakugo , Descending Stories: A Life in Rakugo , Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Screenwriter: Habara Daisuke
  • Director: Tanada Yuki, Kobayashi Tatsuo, Kiyohiro Makoto
  • Genres: Historical, Romance, Life, Drama
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Okada Masaki

      Yuurakutei Yakumo [8th generation] / “Kikuhiko”

      Main Role

    • Ryusei Ryo in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Japanese Drama (2018)
      Ryusei Ryo

      Yuurakutei Yotarou

      Main Role

    • Narumi Riko in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Japanese Drama (2018)
      Narumi Riko


      Support Role

    • Omasa Aya in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Japanese Drama (2018)
      Omasa Aya


      Support Role

    • Yamazaki Ikusaburo in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Japanese Drama (2018)
      Yamazaki Ikusaburo

      Yurakutei Sukeroku / “Hatsutaro”

      Support Role

    • Hirata Mitsuru in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Japanese Drama (2018)
      Hirata Mitsuru

      Yuurakutei Yakumo [7th generation]

      Support Role


    • Score: 8.3 (scored by 98 users)
    • Ranked: #56935
    • Popularity: #6218
    • Watchers: 896


    • Drama: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 10
    • Aired: Oct 12, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018
    • Aired On: Friday
    • Original Network: NHK
    • Duration: 45 min.
    • Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

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