History[change | change source]
In modern times, manzai performances are televised in Japan.
New Year's tradition[change | change source]
In Japan's past, traditional manzai performers would go from house to house in the New Year's season. They would sing songs and perform good-luck dances in return for a small amount of rice or money.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Manzai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 608.
- Torikai, Kumiko. (2009). Voices of the Invisible Presence: Diplomatic Interpreters in Post-World War II Japan, p. 116 n66.
- "Manzai (Double-act comedy)"; retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Kodansha. (1985). "Mansai," Encyclopedia of Japan, Vol. 5, p. 111.
- Yamaguchi, Kenkichi et al. (1964). We Japanese, p. 5.
- Ueda, Makoto. (1995). Bashō and His interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary, p. 309.
More reading[change | change source]
- Davis, Jessica Milner. (2005). Understanding Humor in Japan. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814331651; OCLC 475380964