The Heart of Bunraku
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.
Presentation: What is Bunraku?
The history of Joruri (music), Shamisen (string instrument), Ningyō (doll/puppet)
Explanation of the travel scene from the play “Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura”
Demonstration of the doll (puppet)
The role of Tayū (narrator) and Shamisen (instrument)
Demonstration: “Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura”
(Yoshitsune and the Thousand Flowering Cherry Trees)
Introduction to the play: Synopsis, Highlights
(assembly of the watchtower)
Performance: “Datemusume Koi no Higanoko”
(Red Hot Love)
Fire Watchtower Scene
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