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Written by Nakamura Hiro

Would you like to be a disciple of someone?

 Nowadays (although quite a while ago) I think that people who want to become comedians often go to schools established by entertainer offices such as Yoshimoto and Nikisha, rather than becoming disciples of entertainers. I will.

 I also grew up looking at downtown from Yoshimoto's upbringing school, so I thought that the system of joining someone as a disciple in order to enter the entertainment world was anachronistic and would eventually disappear.


 However, recently I started to think that it would be okay to have such a system. Of course, it's not a so-called live-in discipleship that includes traditional care, but a more gradual approach. The celebrity salon of the latest fashion is a good example.
Furthermore, I think that not only the person who is alive now, but also the deceased person or multiple people, I think that it may be for a limited time.

 Although it is not limited to laughter, there is a proper curriculum at the training school, and if you follow along, you can learn what you want to learn in order. There is also the advantage that there are classmates and the competition principle of the group works and we can work hard together.
However, not only comedy but entertaining is a world where you can compete with individual characters and originals.


 Is it possible to take the same class as everyone, hang around with friends and play, so that you can make original things? It may happen, but I think there will be somehow getting along. I'm afraid to get along. There is a dilemma for educational institutions.
Ken Shimura died the other day. As you know he was a member of The Drifters. Initially, I entered as a boy. In other words, I became a disciple of The Drifters.
So, from a close perspective, I closely observed the actions of each member of The Drifters, directly felt what they normally saw, thought, thought, and expression, and learned to laugh. I think. And what will I possibly add to this member when I come in? In other words, I think I was searching for the meaning of existence.


 When you hear that an enka singer once stayed at a lyricist's house and looked after him, you might think that's the case, but like Ken Shimura, in the world that the lyricist expresses Putting yourself close was probably what you needed about singing.
I think that while taking the song lessons, I developed my own personality and expressiveness.


 What if The Drifters were creating a school to train successors? Ikariya and Chosuke serve as teachers.
Of course, there will be many applicants for enrollment. Perhaps more talented people than Ken Shimura may come in.
However, if there was a training school for The Drifters at that time and hundreds of students were coming in, was that Mr. Ken Shimura born?
Maybe it didn't come out. If the wording is wrong, I don't think it comes out that way. I think it was a different Ken Shimura.


 It can be understood by looking at the education system at ordinary schools. Although we try to cherish individuality, it is only a subject, and in the end, a system is established to cultivate individuality in order to create useful people for society.
I think individuality is my own color. Naturally, it will be deeply dyed if it is between dark people. If you're just an average person, you'll naturally get an average shade.


 Although it is a disciple, at first glance it seems that the personality is erased, and as a result it will be dyed with the color of the master, but that is the first stage story.
According to Zeami's Kazegata Hanaden, he began by imitating his master and then repulsed to create his own art and stand alone. The process is written.
What I can understand from this is that unless you are a very talented person, it is important to imitate performing arts first. And the originality of personality is the last stage. Schools tend to have their own personality. Give out your own color. Please come up with an idea. That's impossible.


 A genius like downtown didn't have to enter because of imitation, but it seems that Utchan Nanchan who succeeded at the same time was a disciple of Keiko Utsumi and Master Yoshie, but now the style is completely different from the master. I am.
It may be anachronistic to be a disciple, but I really want to succeed in a certain field of entertainment, but I feel that it is an unexpected shortcut for those who can not compete with the original from the beginning.


 Also, as I wrote earlier, I think that it is a modern real disciple also in the sense that you can earn directly, like entering a salon to get rich and entering a disciple to get a flower qualification.


 First of all, it is surprisingly difficult to imitate. Especially if you put out an original by imitating the style and method, such as a novel or painting, that is the end of what is said to be XX. Of course the comedy is the same.
Even if I become a painter, I think that it will be useful in any way if I imitate it properly, as it starts with copying of famous works at the beginning.


 Recently, I heard that in the world of cooks, there are many people who don't like to become disciples and practice, and soon after graduating from a vocational school, they start cooking.


 Certainly, there are severe hierarchical relationships, power harassment, thin salary, and long training periods, but I think that is another problem that should be solved.
The theory of guts that "choose once and go to the end" doesn't suit the times. Therefore, if there are people who like it, I think it would be interesting to join a disciple in the salon or anything. It seems that Mr. Kawakami, who made that Dwango, became a disciple of Mr. Toshio Suzuki of Ghibli.

  It was Nakamura who wanted to become a disciple of late Akiko Ikeda and late Takaaki Yoshimoto.
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