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Posted by: anave | October 2, 2009 Comments Off on Bunraku |

The Imada Puppet Troupe and the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe
Saturday, October 3, 2009
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Kaneko Auditorium
The Imada Puppet Troupe, along with the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, will be giving a free public performance this Saturday night at Willamette University!
Bunraku, also known as Ningyo joruri, is traditional Japanese puppetry. This sophisticated form of art was founded in 1684 by a man named Takemoto Gidayu, who started his own theater in Osaka. Unlike many other puppet theatres, the puppets are nearly life-sized and have no strings attached to them. The puppeteers make no attempt to hide themselves on stage as they manipulate the puppets in full view of the audience. The dramatic performances are accompanied with live shamisen music, which heightens the emotional impact of the performance, and Japanese narration, which tells the story.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an amazing part of Japanese culture!

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