The Heart of Bunraku

in Tokyo

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A Lecture/Demonstration/Performance of BUNRAKU PUPPET THEATHER

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo Japan

    Performer : Toyotake Nozomidayu, Tsuruzawa Seishiro, Yoshida Kanya, Kiritake Montomi, Kiritake Kanjiro

 

 

The puppet master, Kanya Yoshida, will guide us in appreciating the sound of the shamisen, instruct us in how it takes three people to bring one puppet to life, and enlighten us about the Jōruri chanting.

This explanatory presentation will be followed by a performance of the famous fire lookout tower scene from Datemusume Koi no Higanoko.

Get a first look at this event scheduled for New York in the fall of 2018!

This program will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

                                

 
 

[ Program]

 

Presentation: What is Bunraku?

ŸThe history of Joruri (music), Shamisen (string instrument), Ningyō (doll/puppet) 

ŸExplanation of the travel scene from the play “Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura”

ŸDemonstration of the doll (puppet)

ŸThe role of Tayū (narrator) and Shamisen (instrument)

 

Demonstration: “Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura”

(Yoshitsune and the Thousand Flowering Cherry Trees)

Travel Scene

 

Introduction to the play: Synopsis, Highlights

 

Intermission

(assembly of the watchtower)

 

Performance: “Datemusume Koi no Higanoko”

(Red Hot Love)

Fire Watchtower Scene

 

 
 ©Tomoko Ogawa

©Tomoko Ogawa

 ©Tomoko Ogawa

©Tomoko Ogawa

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 ©Tomoko Ogawa

©Tomoko Ogawa

 
 
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主催:能ソサエティー、笹川日仏財団、日仏経済交流会(パリクラブ)

助成:公益財団法人東芝国際交流財団 後援:能ソサエティー後援会

協力:JSPS科研費 JP17K02401

 

Organized by Noh Society, Fondation franco-Japanaise Sasagawa, Groupe Economique Franco-Japonais (Paris Club)

Supported by TOSHIBA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, Noh Society Koenkai 

Co-Operation :  JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number  JP17K02401