The Japan Foundation, New Delhi organized a Japanese Traditional Puppet Theatre Performance & Lecture- “BUNRAKU” on 11st August, 2016 at National School of Drama, Mandi House, New Delhi, in collaboration with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust & National School of Drama. A team of Six Bunraku Players from Japan enacted a musical narrative of Bunraku on stage which developed in the latter half of the 17thCentury. The Event witnessed a total number of 471 audience. BUNRAKU is the traditional puppet theatre of Japan. It started off as popular entertainment for the commoners during the Edo Period in Osaka and evolved into artistic theatre during the late 17th Century. Along with Noh and Kabuki, it is recognized as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Japanese Traditional Puppet Theatre “BUNRAKU”
Reviewed by Rohit Malik