April Bunraku Performance 0

The traditional entertainment of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku originated in Osaka. The April performance is Yoshitsune Sembonzakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees), a masterpiece of Ningyo Joruri whose main character is Minamoto no Yoshitsune

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The traditional entertainment of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku originated in Osaka in the Edo era. Romance and tragedy between man and woman make a deeper impression when expressed through puppets. The April performance is Yoshitsune Sembonzakura whose main character is Minamoto no Yoshitsune, one of the most famous military commanders in Japan. A new interpretation is added to the historical fact where he was pursued by his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo after the war against the rival Taira clan. It is a masterpiece of Ningyo Joruri describing a story hidden behind the history.The first act starts with the beginning of the story up to the rendezvous and concludes with Yoshitsune escaping from the capital and Taira no Tomomori who plans the revival of the Taira clan. The second act tells the tragic story of the Taira people living in hiding and Shizuka Gozen who heads for Yoshino following Yoshitsune.Economical set tickets are available. Watching both acts is recommended.

*Bunraku is one of the representative traditional performing arts in Japan, designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.

*The event schedule is subject to change. Please refer to the official website of each event for details.

  • Place

    National Bunraku Theatre
  • Location

    〒542-0073 1-12-10, Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
  • Directions

    1-minute walk from Exit 7 of Nippombashi Station on the Osaka Metro Sennichimae, Sakaisuji Lines and Kintetsu -Nippombashi Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line
  • Schedule

    April 4 (Sat), 2020 - April 26(Sun), 2020
    *Closed on April 15 (Wed)
    ・First Performance 10:30(performance conclusion planned for 15:10)
    ・Second Performance 16:00 (performance conclusion planned for 21:00)
  • Price

    ・Section 1 Seats : 6,500 yen
    ・Section 2 Seats : 3,300 yen
    *First grade seat for both first act and second act; 11,000 yen per set
    *Maku-mi Seki (single-act-seats) Available
    Price : 1,500 yen - 2,500 yen (Please enquire with the theater, as seating varies by program)
    Purchase : Sold at theater reception on performance days only.
  • Contact

    National Theatre Ticket Center
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  • Languages

    ・Audio guides (Japanese / English) 700 yen
    (1,000 yen security deposit needed)
    ・English, Chinese and Korean summaries are available free at the theatre.
  • Exhibit rooms are open on performance days. (Admission free)/ 10:00-18:00
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