Bunraku

RUNNING TIME
2hr. 20min. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Bunraku, Japan's internationally renowned puppet theater from Osaka, returns to Boston for the first time in more than thirty years in a presentation by the Japan Society of Boston. One of Japan's most celebrated traditional art forms, Bunraku traces its origins to the 16th-century, and developed alongside Kabuki in the vigorous urban culture of early-modern Japan. Each puppet is 3/4-life size and is manipulated by three puppeteers, moving together in such seamless coordination that the puppets seem human in all their actions and emotions. A Bunraku performance is a feast for the eye and the imagination!

Visit the Bunraku website:

http://www.maj.org