Japan Arts Council

Performance Date

Thursday, June 6 - Thursday, June 20 2024 ※No performance on Tuesday, June 11

Performance Time

10:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:30
*End times are estimates and could vary.

*This performance is targeted at young students, but the one of June 16 is at adults.  It starts at 11:00, scheduled to end at 13:15.


-Ninin Sanbasō 
-Guidance for BUNRAKU Beginners (Explanation in JAPANESE)
-Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy)
The New Student
 The Village School

*Ninin Sambasō is not performed at the June 16 performance.
*Japanese subtitles displayed on screen above the stage
*FREE synopsis in English / Chinese / Korean / Spanish / French

Discover BUNRAKU  ―BUNRAKU for Beginners―

Performance Date: Sunday, June 16 2024
Performance Time: 14:30 - 16:45

-The ABC of BUNRAKU ―Introduction to BUNRAKU―
(Explanation in ENGLISH)
   [Navigator] Diego Pellecchia (Associate Professor, Department of Kyoto Studies, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University) 
-Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy)
 The New Student
 The Village School 

We provide the following FREE services :
English audio guide
English subtitles displayed on screen
・FREE Synopsis in English / Chinese / Korean / Spanish / French


National Bunraku Theatre
  1-12-10 Nippombashi, 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)

Adults : 4,200yen
/ Student:1,500yen

Seating Plan

Booking Opens

Online & Telephone : Wednesday May 8 2024
Box Office : Thursday May 9 2024

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 December 7, 2023)