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Bunraku ("literary music") of Japan

Graceful larger-than-life puppets act out dramatic and tragic tales, as a single narrative singer performs all the characters to the accompaniment of a shamisen lute. The music of the shamisen is exaggerated; its simple pattern powerfully underlines the action.

Operated by three puppeteers, Bunraku puppets are able to express the full range of human emotions and movements.

Developed in the 17th century for the entertainment of Osaka's merchant classes, the stories of Bunraku are about ordinary people and everyday experiences. Performers typically select a few acts for performances, as entire plays are so long that they could run for days.


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