About sukeroku's last rakugo performance, do you think the wife in the story represents anyone? Like in my heart, i want it to be kiku, but i'm curious about your thoughts on who sukeroku was talking about, if anyone.
typical cliche response but I see it as miyokichi
but I think, with what little unbiased info we know abt her, I think it’s more so the Miyokichi Sukeroku wanted her to be?
But I don’t think he gave too much thought into it when it came to the Rakugo Wife character versus his own real wife
It was important for him to do Shibahama when he had Miyo and Konatsu bc they were prob the first real ppl to give him that family
Kiku tried but their relationship was a little strained, and with 7th Yakumo holding that generation long grudge against Sukeroku for who raised him, its really difficult for Sukeroku to find a familial bond within them
but Miyokichi and Konatsu gave him a family, even if it’s a broken one, and he knows that and thats why I think he couldve envisioned Miyokichi as the wife
(But id lov for it to be kiku too tbh)