Bunraku Performance by Young Performers [Cancelled]

Japan's puppet art for the next generation

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Venue: National Theatre (Tokyo) When: Late Jun 2020
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Last updated: May 19, 2020

The National Theatre in Tokyo will be hosting a two-day bunraku theatre performance at the end of June.

Bunraku is one of Japan's three representative theatre arts and was designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003. Originating in Osaka in the 17th century, the Japan's traditional puppet theatre features incredibe performances by teams of puppeteers bringing to life their puppets through classical Japanese stories.

The June performances, undertaken by up and coming performers of the Bunraku Wakate Kai, will feature two famous plays, Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Blossom Trees) and Imoseyama Onna Teikin (The Education of the Imoseyama Women).

Please check the National Theatre's official website for ticketing information.

Getting there

Take the Hanzomon Subway Line to Hanzomon Station. The theatre is a 5-minute walk from Exit 1 or 6. Otherwise it is a 10-minute walk from Nagatacho Station on the Yurakucho or Namboku Lines.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 300 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Elena Lisina a year ago
I wonder if young children are interested in puppet theatre now? Modern rythm is much faster! :)
Kim B a year ago
Thank you for sharing the Tokyo event details!
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
Thank you for reading! lol
Elizabeth S a year ago
What a treat to have bunraku puppet theater in Tokyo.
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
The National Theatre in Tokyo has lots of theatrical goodies for those so inclined.