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About This Show

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!

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 20min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 2, 2007 Final Performance: October 3, 2007
Location: Cutler Majestic Theatre, Massachusetts

219 Tremont St,



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