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TOPIC OF THE WEEK JUNE 22. 2018~

The Heart Of Bunraku

arrowThe art of Japanese Puppetry, also known as Ayatsuri J?ruri, will come alive in Tokyo on June 30th!
A performance of one of the most famous puppetry scenes, gFire Lookout Towerh from Datemusume Koi no Higanoko, will be accompanied by presentations and demonstrations led by the Puppet Master Yoshida Kanya. This will make this ancient art readily accessible and enjoyable even to those who are encountering it for the first time.
The presentations will touch upon the 3 key dynamics of Bunraku: the dolls, the music, and the chanting.
This event will feature Toyotake Nozomidayu (chanter), Tsuruzawa Seishiro (shamisen player), Yoshida Kanya(puppeteer), Kiritake Montomi(puppeteer), and Kiritake Kanjiro (puppeteer).
Although puppets can be traced back to the 1100fs, puppetry theater began to take on its current form in Osaka in the 18th century. Puppeteers were originally hidden from sight, but now they appear on stage wearing black. This form of theater experienced a revival in the mid-20th century when two rival groups joined in Osaka.
Under the mastery of the performers, the artificiality of the dolls is quickly forgotten and viewers are swept into a rich world of story and emotional engagement.
This is a great opportunity to see a rare performance. Come learn about this art from its masters, and be the first to experience a show that will travel to New York in the fall. Let your imagination go as you watch the scene performed. Enjoy this chance to benefit from the sharing of someone dedicated to the art for many years, and walk away with refreshed creativity and understanding of a rich culture and heritage.
This event is hosted by the Noh Society, an organization based in New York with a focus on sharing the traditional arts of culture of Japan.

The Heart Of Bunraku

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
@ The Nippon Zaidan Building 2nd Floor
1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo (Closest Sta. Tameike-sanno Sta.)

For more information, please visit

http://nohsociety.org/780026574408/

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