Top bunraku artist ensures his master's name lives on

Stage Mar 25, 2015

Top bunraku artist ensures his master's name lives on

by Ayako Takahashi

Traditional Japanese puppetry, known as bunraku, has its roots in 17th-century Osaka, but in the following century a variant emerged in which, rather than a puppet being handled by just one person, three performers working together operated each puppet in a play's cast. In this ...

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