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In modern times, manzai performances are televised in Japan.
New Year's tradition
In Japan's past, traditional manzai performers would go from house to house in the New Year's season. They would sing songs and perform good-luck dances in return for a small amount of rice or money.
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- "Manzai (Double-act comedy)"; retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Kodansha. (1985). "Mansai," Encyclopedia of Japan, Vol. 5, p. 111.
- Yamaguchi, Kenkichi et al. (1964). We Japanese, p. 5.
- Ueda, Makoto. (1995). Bashō and His interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary, p. 309.
- Davis, Jessica Milner. (2005). Understanding Humor in Japan. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. 10-ISBN 0814331653/13-ISBN 9780814331651; OCLC 475380964
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