Classical comic storytelling with Japanese and English subtitles

June 6, 2016
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The rakugo (classical comic storytelling) event was held at a theater in Tokyo in the evening on June 5, with Japanese and English subtitles for a Deaf/deaf person and a foreigner to enjoy the event, too. About 100 people gathered.

When Katsura Bunshi, a popular professional comic storyteller began to talk, Japanese and English subtitles were reflected in a screen behind the stage almost at the same time. (photo)

A deaf woman in forties said, "It would be the first time for me to see, and I was looking forward to enjoy it. I was really able to laugh a lot." A man in twenties from Ireland said, "The subtitles were also easy to read, which helped me understand."


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