Maestro steers bunraku classic to its happy end

Stage Dec 25, 2013

Maestro steers bunraku classic to its happy end

by Rei Sasaguchi

For its last bunraku offering of the year, the National Theatre in Tokyo's central Hanzomon district staged two plays to great acclaim between Dec. 4-16: "Otonomiya Asahi no Yoroi" and "Koimusume Mukashi Hachijo." Of these, the former is a classic example of the predominant style ...

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