Japan Arts Council

Performance Date

Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 26, 2023 ※No performance on Tuesday, November 14

Performance Time

Part1 10:30 - 13:25
Part2 14:15 - 17:00
Part3 17:45 - 20:25
*End times are estimates and could vary.


 -Futatsu Chōchō Kuruwa Nikki (Two Sumō Wrestlers in the Pleasure Quarters)
  Horie Sumōba (The Sumō Arena in the Horie District of Osaka)
  Nanba-Ura Kenka (The Fight in the Backstreets of Nanba)
  Yawata no Sato Hikimado (The Skylight in Yohē's House in the Town of Yawata)

-Men Uri (The Mask Peddler)

 -Ōshū Adachi ga Hara (The Adachi Moor of the Distant Northeast Country)

  Shushaka Zutsumi (The Shushaka Dike)
  Shikitae Shisha (Shikitae, the Emissary)
  Ya-no-Ne (The Arrowhead)
  Sodehagi Saimon (The Ballad of Sodehagi)
  Sadatō Monogatari (The Tale of Sadatō)

 - Meido no Hikyaku (The Courier from Hell)

  Awajimachi (The Kameya money courier in the Awajimachi district of Osaka)
  Fūin Kiri (Breaking the seals)
  Michiyuki Aiai Kago (Travel Scene:Sharing the palanquin)



National Bunraku Theatre
  1-12-10 Nippon-bashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0073
  Tel. +81-6-6212-2531

How To Get Here?

By Trains
 - 1min. walk from Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Sennichimae Lines)
 - 1min. walk from Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station
   (Exit 7, Kintetsu Nara Line)
*You can find a lift at Exit 10.

Ticket Prices (tax included)

1st grade 5,500yen (Student 3,900yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,800yen)

Seating Plan

*Audio guide: English commentary for Part 2 & 3 through the Audio Guide service will be available, starting on Thursday, November 9. (Rental Fee: 800 yen incl. tax)
  Audio guide for Part 1 is available only in Japanese. 
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen above the stage.
*English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

Booking Opens

Online & Telephone : Sunday, October 8, 2023
Box Office : Monday, October 9, 2023

Box Office
(From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000)
in Japanese and English
(10:00AM - 6:00PM)

Click here to find the details about how to buy tickets.

Book Online

(updated July 22, 2023)


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.