Japan Arts Council

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New Year Bunraku performance

Performance Date:  Tuesday, January 3, 2023  – Wednesday, January 25, 2023
                                         *No perfomance on Jan. 13

Performance Time: Part1  11:00 / Part2  14:00 / Part3  17:30

【Part1】11:00   scheduled to end at 13:30
-Rōben Sugi no Yurai (The Origin of the Cedar Tree of Rōben)

【Part2】14:00   scheduled to end at 16:55
-Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees)

【Part3】17:30   scheduled to end at 20:00
-Keisei Koi Bikyaku (The Money Courier of Love – Ninokuchi Village)
-Dan-no-Ura Kabuto Gunki (The Battle Tale of the Helmet of Dan-no-Ura)

(including tax):
1st grade 5,500yen (Student 3,900yen) / 2nd grade 3,500yen (Student 3,500yen)

Seating Plan

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]

*Subtitles:Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen above the stage.
*Audio guide: Available for rent in Japanese only (English one is NOT available for this performance).
*English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

(updated October 8, 2022)


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