“Warotenka,” premieres on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m.

The 97th NHK Asadora is about Ten, a cheerful girl born in Kyoto in the late Meiji period, who finds great joy in a life filled with laughter. After getting married, she and her husband launch a storytellers’ hall management in Osaka, leading her to become the first woman to bring comedy into business in Japan. Fully subtitled in English.

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