Well everyone, I would like to congratulate Kikuhiko for becoming a shin’uchi. Not only that, he inherited his master’s stage name in which Kikuhiko becomes the 8th Generation Yakumo Yurakutei.
Gotta say that it’s a foregone conclusion as the elders from the Rakugo Association chose him because he sticks to tradition, something that Sukeroku find it boring as he prefer progression. However, the real kicker is that Sukeroku got in a fight with the 7th Generation Yakumo, which signals his fall from grace.
Not that the 7th Generation cared about Sukeroku anyway as he just joined in. With that said, it was a sad day!
Meanwhile, here’s Miyokichi as she’s very heart-broken as Kikuhiko dumped her. Not only that, but the anti-prostitution law has been passed, so therefore Miyokichi has nowhere to go but to settle in the countryside.
Of course, she’s not gonna go alone as Sukeroku will join Miyokichi as left with nothing. And by the way, they had sex and Miyokichi will have a baby in the future!
In any case, this is one of the best episode I’ve ever seen on Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. With Miyokichi and Sukeroku leaving Tokyo to settle in the countryside, the next episode will bring more tragedy…