Japan Arts Council

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Bunraku Performance for Beginners

Performance Date: Thursday, June 2 – Thursday, June 16, 2022
Performance Time: 10:30 & 14:00   scheduled to end at 12:55 & at 16:25
*No performance on Sunday, June 12
*This performance is targeted at young students, but the one of June 5th is at adults.  It starts at 11:00, scheduled to end at 13:20

-Ninin Sanbasō  
-Guidance for Bunraku Beginners (Explanation in JAPANESE)
-Kanadehon Chūshingura (The Vendetta by 47 Loyal Retainers)
 Hayano Kanpei Harakiri

*Japanese subtitles displayed on screen above the stage
*FREE synopsis in English / Chinese / Korean /Spanish / French
*Ninin Sanbasō is not performed at the June 5th performance.

Discover BUNRAKU  ―BUNRAKU for Beginners―

Performance Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022 
Performance Time: 14:30   scheduled to end at 16:50 

-The ABC of BUNRAKU ―Introduction to BUNRAKU― (Explanation in ENGLISH)
 [Navigator] YAGI Saki (Freelance Announcer)
-Kanadehon Chūshingura (The Vendetta by 47 Loyal Retainers)
 Hayano Kanpei Harakiri

*We provide the following FREE services:

English subtitles displayed on screen
・FREE Synopsis in English / Chinese / Korean / Spanish / French

Price (including tax): 4,000yen(Student 1,500yen)
Sale Schedule:
Online Sale & Telephone Reservation = from Sunday, May 8, 2022
Box Office Sale = from Monday, May 9, 2022

National Theatre Ticket Centre
telephone: 0570-07-9900 / 03-3230-3000(IP phone) [Business hours:10:00 - 18:00]
website: https://ticket.ntj.jac.go.jp/top_e.htm
Box Office:1-12-10 Nippombashi,Chuo-ku, Osaka[Business hours:10:00 - 18:00]

-Single-act ticket is NOT available for this performance.

(updated December 28, 2021)

BUNRAKU is one of the representative traditional performing arts in Japan, designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Please see An Invitaion to Bunraku to learn more about BUNRAKU.