This Incound was built during the Pacific war in 1941. at that time, Comic
storytellers were forced to eliminate some of comic stories from their program
in theaters. They selected 53 comic stories about the pleasure quarters, sake,
a mistress, etc. and announced that they would not play these subjects of
comic stories anymore, thereby showing their attitude toward to wartime to
the government. Some of comic stories abolished were “Akegarasu (A crow in
the morning)", "Gonin mawashi (Rolling by five persons)” and “Miratori
(Mummy hunting) " which were said to be the masterpieces of Edo literature,
however these stories have never been played thereafter.
This mound was built in remembrance and memory of these masterpieces of
comic stories and the deceased storytellers by the Rakugo association and all
comic storytellers, etc. and scripts of the comic stories abolished were stored
in the mound.
After the war, the revival festival of abolished plays was held in front of the
mound in September 1946. Scripts of comic stories played in wartime are
stored in the mound now instead of what was stored before,