Japan Arts Council

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April Bunraku performance 2023

Performance Dates: Saturday, April. 8, 2023 - Sunday, April. 30, 2023
 *No perfomance on Apr. 18

Performance Time: Part1  10:30 / Part2  15:00 / Part3  18:30

【Part1】10:30   scheduled to end at 14:25
-Imoseyama Onna Teikin (Husband and Wife Mountains : A Guide for Virtuous Women)
Daijo:Ōuchi (Great Prologue : The Imperial Palace)
Komatsubara (The Komatsubara Plain)
Emiji Yakata (Soga no Emiji's Mansion)
Sarusawa no Ike (The Sarusawa Pond)
Shika-Koroshi (The Killing of the Deer)
Kakegoi (The Bill Collectors)
Manzai (The Manzai Entertainers)
Shibaroku Chūgi (The Loyal Sacrifice of Shibaroku)
【Part2】15:00   scheduled to end at 17:40
-Imoseyama Onna Teikin (Husband and Wife Mountains : A Guide for Virtuous Women)
Dazai Yakata (Dazai's Mansion)
Imoyama Seyama (Mt.Imo and Mt.Se)

【Part3】18:30   scheduled to end at 20:10
-Sonezaki Shinjū (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki)
Ikudama Shazen (In Front of the Ikudama Shrine)
Temmaya (The Brothel Temmaya)
Tenjin no mori (The Wood of the Sonezaki Tenjin Shrine)

(including tax):
1st grade 6,000yen (Student 4,200yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,800yen)

1st grade 5,500yen (Student 3,900yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,800yen)
※Part1&2=1st grade 10,000yen

1st grade 5,000yen (Student 3,500yen) / 2nd grade 3,800yen (Student 3,500yen)

Seating Plan

Sale Schedule:
Online Sale & Telephone Reservation = from Wednesday, March. 8, 2023
Box Office Sale = from Thursday, March. 9, 2023

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: English one is available ONLY for Part3. Available for rent in Japanese for all parts.
*FREE English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

(updated December 17, 2022)
BUNRAKU is one of the representative traditional performing arts in Japan, designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Please see 
An Invitation to Bunraku to learn more about BUNRAKU.