Rakugo in English

English Rakugo Short Stories

by Kanariya Eiraku

51. 裕福になる方法

How to Become Rich

51. 裕福になる方法

How to Become Rich

SCRIPT

A young man is interviewing with a rich old man.

Y:  Now, could you please tell us your experience after the war?
O:    Oh yes, it was back in the 1940s.I lost everything in the war. I had only 100 yen.
      I bought 10 potatoes with it, polished them and at the end of the day I sold them

    for 200 yen. The next day I bought 20 potatoes with it, polished them, and at the 

   end of the day I sold them for 400 yen. And I continued the system.
Y:  I see. So that’s how you built a big fortune.
O:    Oh, no! No!No! No way!
     After several months, my wife’s father died and left us 100 million yen.