San'yūtei Enchō

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San'yūtei Enchō

Sanyutei Encho I (初代 三遊亭 圓朝(円朝), Shodai San'yūtei Enchō, born Jirokichi Izubuchi (出淵 次郎吉, Izubuchi Jirokichi)) April 1, 1839 – August 11, 1900 was a Japanese author and rakugo performer of the late Edo and early Meiji eras. Notable works include Japanese horror classics, Kaidan botan dōrō (based on Botan Dōrō (牡丹灯籠, The Peony Lantern), and Kaidan Kasane ga Fuchi (on which many Japanese horror films are based).

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