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[Limited Time Streaming]National Bunraku Theatre’s 35th anniversary Commemorative Performance “Kanadehon Chūshingura” Whole Program (Digest Edition) Streaming Video Now Available for Free!


Last year National Bunraku Theatre presented whole programme of “Kanadehon Chūshingura” in series as April Bunraku performance, Summer vacation Bunraku performance and November Bunraku performance in commemoration of its 35th anniversary. The theatre recorded all the performances and produced digest editions for two hours in total. These editions are available free of charge through the National Theatre’s official YouTube channel until June 1, 2020.

 “Kanadehon Chūshingura” is one of the most popular programmes of Ningyō jōruri which was first performed in Osaka during its golden age and later performed as a programme of Kabuki. This programme is important for both Kabuki and Ningyō jōruri (Bunraku). And interestingly, in this programme dramaturgy in Kabuki was imported back into Ningyō jōruri.
Last year’s performance was a new attempt for the National Bunraku Theatre. The programme was performed in series in the same settings of the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The fateful lives of people who lived for the great cause of vendetta were elaborately pictured in the settings of the four seasons of Japan. Please enjoy one of the greatest masterpieces!

【Streaming Period】
Until Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. JST (The schedule is subject to change.)

【Watch Videos】 (All are the links to YouTube.)
◆Part 1 [Act 1 Tsurugaoka Kabuto Aratame (The Warrior’s Helmet Inspection at Tsurugaoka) through Act 4 Shiro Akewatashi (Surrendering the Mansion)] 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-tJVNBKTAM
◆Part 2 [Act 5 Yamazaki Kaidō Deai (Encounter at Yamazaki Highway) through Act 7 Gion Ichirikijaya (At Ichiriki Teahouse in Gion)]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a69beyZmc_c
◆Part 3 [Act 8 Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri (The Bridal Journey) through Act 11 Kōmyōji Shōkō (The Incense Burning at Kōmyōji Temple)] 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTB8Z4VTPbM

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