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  1. Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry

    Culture Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry

    Bunraku (文楽), also known as ningyō jōruri (人形浄瑠璃, lit. “doll recitals”) or ayatsuri jōruri shibai (操り浄瑠璃芝居 “puppet drama plays”) is traditional Japanese puppetry, derived from ayatsurishibai (操り芝居), a puppet theatre developed in Kyōto and Ōsaka in the early seventeenth century, which is based on...
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