Bunraku Performance for Beginners / Discover BUNRAKU 0

“Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre” is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage which originated in Osaka. Learn about the world of Bunraku through comments, and feeling from famous works.

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“Ningyo Johruri Bunraku” is traditional folk entertainment, which originated in Osaka in the Edo era. Visitors can enjoy a famous work “Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami (exemplary story of Naniwa at a summer festival)” with easy to understand comments by the performers so that first time visitors to Bunraku can enjoy it. This story is based a murder case in Osaka in the Edo era, depicting the spirit of men and women including a fish store proprietor named Danshichikurobe. The afternoon show on June 13 (Sat) is a “Discover BUNRAKU” program, offered with English comments. The show on June 14 (Sun) is titled “Introduction for Bunraku for Adults” with specially arranged comments. “Ninin Sanbaso” with elaborate performance and dance is offered on other days.

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

  • Place

    National Bunraku Theatre
  • Location

    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

    June 5 (Fri), 2020 - June 18 (Thu), 2020
    *Morning show 10:30 start (performance conclusion planned for 13:15)
    *Afternoon show 14:00 start (performance conclusion planned for 16:45)
    *14(Sun) Morning show start 11:00 Start (performance conclusion planned for 13:20)
  • Price

    All reserved seats 3,900 yen (student price 1,400 yen)
    * Seating for just one act is not available.
  • Contact

    National Theatre Ticket Center
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  • Languages

    ・Audio guides (Japanese) 450 yen
    (1,000 yen security deposit needed)
    ・English audio guides are available free on the day of "Discover BUNRAKU" in the afternoon program on June 13(Sat).
    ・ Free program and explanatory guide are available.
  • Exhibit rooms are open on performance days. (Admission free)/ 10:00-18:00
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