Dodoitsu (都々逸) is a type of poem mentioned a few times in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. It is normally comical[1], so it could be considered the poem counterpart to rakugo.

Characteristics of dodoitsu

  • They have a 4 line structure and go 7-7-7-5.
  • They normally are about love or work.[1]

Mentions of dodoitsu

  • Shin-san thinks that Bon knows dodoitsu, and asks him to say one, but Bon doesn't. (ep 2)
  • Sukeroku mentions a dodoitsu in a rakugo play in ep 6.


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