Do yu know "Ogiri"? The so-called Ogiri is an "entertainment performance" of interactive communication in which the respondents need to think out a "smart" answer according to the "question" given by the host. This time I will introduce to you such "Ogiri".
・Origin of the name
The ""Ogiri"" comes from the ""Oriri(大切り)"", the last scene of the final screening of Kabuki in Japan, and also has the meaning of ""the audience are happy, the performers can also make a profit （""客も喜び、演者も利を得る"").
・Form of traditional Ogiri
A long time ago, Ogiri was deeply loved as a kind of rehearsal program in the theater field. Here are some examples of traditional Ogiri topics.
""Associative guessing""...a language game using pun intended
""Clueless question and answer""...a language game using cold jokes (PUN)
""Sango Jigo/literally, mountain name and temple name""...Rakugo small stories of the language game played by the characters
・Form of modern Ogiri
The form of modern Ogiri carried out by modern media is not the same as the traditional Ogiri just introduced. Modern Ogiri needs participants to fully exert their imagination and creativity, they shall compete with each other as if they were participating in sports competitions, the content of the topics are diverse and varied, and the whole process is quite fast.
Next is the general order of modern Ogiri by examples.
①The host or commentator gives the topic.
②The program group prepares the whiteboard (or bottom paper) for the respondent. The respondent need to write the text or illustration on the prepared whiteboard and match them with a humorous answer.
③The forms are different for different programs, but usually the host will respond to these answers.
The more interesting the interaction between the host and participant, the more the audience can reach the climax of the show.
Here is the introduction of Ogiri, if this article can deepen your knowledge of Japan, it would be better.
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