Komanosuke Takemoto: a rare voice of tradition

Jan 22, 2014

Komanosuke Takemoto: a rare voice of tradition

by Ayako Takahashi

The traditional performing art of bunraku (ningyō jōruri) involves three puppeteers together operating a cast of single puppets, with a gidayū bushi to the side comprising a story-teller (tayū) and a shamisen player (shamisen- hiki) seated on a round platform (yuka). Originally, the gidayū ...