​英語で小噺

English Rakugo Short Stories

by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

62. 餅はなぜカビが生えるか?

Why do Rice Cakes Go Moldy?

62. 餅はなぜカビが生えるか?

Why do Rice Cakes Go Moldy?

​SCRIPT

The Japanese people eat rice cakes or mochi on New Year’s holidays.
One day, some Rakugo performers got together at their mentor’s house and they were talking about why rice cakes easily go moldy. But nobody knew why.
Their mentor was disappointed with them.

M:   Nobody knows why rice cakes go moldy?
S:    No, please let us know why.
M:   You are so foolish. They go moldy because you don’t eat them

       soon after they are made.