Rakugo in English

English Rakugo Short Stories

by Kanariya Eiraku

8. 葛根湯医者

Kakkonto Doctor

8. 葛根湯医者

Kakkonto Doctor

SCRIPT

A doctor is talking with patients.

D:  Sorry to have kept you waiting. Are you the first patient?
    What’s wrong with you?
P:     I have a pain in my head.
D:      That’s a headache. I’ll give you some Chinese medicine.
      Take this Kakkonto three times a day.
P:     Thank you.

D:    Who’s next?
P:   I have a pain in my stomach.
D:      That’s a stomachache. Take this Kakkonto three times a day.
P:    Thank you.

D:    Next. What’s wrong with you?
P:   I have a pain in my back.
D:    That’s a backache. Take Kakkonto. Who’s next?
M:    There’s nothing wrong with me.
      My brother said he has a pain in his back, so I accompanied him.
D:    I see. I’m sure you are bored. Take Kakkonto.