(JAPAN) Cross-cultural sketch comedy web series about the Most Mistaken Man in the World.
With a cowboy hat, Japanese “yukata” (casual summer garment) and rapid-fire tongue, Yukata Cowboy drifts across the U.S., Japan and Europe. In each country, he tries to fit in, but the more he fits in, the more he is mistaken for someone else. He struggles to find his own voice.
Ogata plays all of the characters, as well as Yukata Cowboy. He portrays people’s lives in other countries, focusing on common, everyday details such as stairs, elevator or bicycles. These observations translate into something more universal, similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s stories about lost socks and dryers. Ogata’s sketches come off as humorous and quirky, at the same time connecting to underlying human and global issues. The tone of Yukata Cowboy is witty and light-hearted, suitable for multi-cultural, educated audiences.