Bunraku

The most accurate term for the traditional puppet theater in Japan is ningyō jōruri. The combination of chanting and shamisen playing is called jōruri and the Japanese word for puppet (or dolls, generally) is ningyō. it is used in many plays Bunraku puppetry has been a documented traditional activity for Japanese for hundreds of years. ==Histo...
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Bunraku

Japanese traditional puppet theatre in which nearly life-size dolls act out a chanted dramatic narrative, called jruri, to the accompaniment of a ... [8 related articles]
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