FEATURE: Asakusa France-za theater: cradle of postwar pop culture in Japan

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Asakusa France-za theater: cradle of postwar pop culture in Japan 

TOKYO, Nov. 13 — Takeshi Kitano, an internationally known Japanese director and actor, recently revisited his life around 40 years ago when he was an apprentice comedian at a strip theater called Asakusa France-za in Tokyo's downtown district.

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