Popular Deaf comic talk show held in Sizuoka Prefecture

The Deaf talk show, based on odd scenery in daily life like caricature in JSL, has won the popularity of the local Deaf community.

This is performed by Kozo Morisaki (48), a Deaf-born man and the owner of a barbershop in the Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefectre.
(his image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAjd3Y3hYk&feature=player_embedded#!)

He and his friends held the Deaf comic talk show in Shimizu City in the prefecture on October 11. It was the second in two years, and about 300 people gathered, enjoying big laughter. Kozo performed 17 comic stories for 3 hours.

There are about 2,000 Deaf persons in the prefecture according to Tomoko Maeta (52), assistant to the secretary of the Shizuoka Association of the Deaf. She says, "Everyone, no matter Deaf or hearing, really enjoy laughing, though the word, "Deaf", quickly reminds you of 'Trouble' and 'Welfare'".

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