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English Rakugo Short Stories
by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

38. 扇子の使い方

How to Use a Fan

38. 扇子の使い方

How to Use a Fan


Two men are bragging about how to use their fan.

A: I can use my fan for 20 years. 

    First I open a fourth section and use it for five years. 

    And then, I open another fourth and use it for another five years. 

    And I repeat the same thing two more times.

B: Oh, that's wasteful. 

    I have a better idea. 

    I can use it a lifetime.

    First I open it wide, and I hold it under my nose.

    And I wave my head.

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