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Kaitokudo for the 21st Century Osaka University OSAKAN CAFE vol. 7 - "Tale of a Puppetmaster"

2016-3-19 (Sat) 13:30 - 16:00

At this 7th OSAKAN CAFE, we'll unwrap the world of Japan's ningyo-joruri  and Asia's puppet theater from the perspective of the puppet master. Not only will we have explanations with photos, but we will also be holding a workshop with a professional bunraku (ningyo-joruri) puppet master! Please feel free to join us!

Why puppets and not people?

Why do they have even more human expressions than people themselves?

Why do 3 people control the puppet?

Why does training take decades?

We'll look for the answers to these types of questions.

We hope you experience "Bunraku Puppetry" to the fullest in this workshop with a bunraku puppet master.

To register, please click here.

13:30~16:00 (Doors open at 13:00)

Part 1

"Puppet Masters of Asia in Pictures" (ARAKI Mototsugu, Specially Appointed Researcher, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University)

"From Face to Head - Changes in Expression" NAKAO Kaoru (Associate Professor, Division of Theater, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)

Part 2

Puppet Masters Workshop

YOSHIDA Minoshiro (Puppet master, Ningyo-joruri Bunraku Theater)

Left puppeteer: KIRITAKE Kanjiro   Foot puppeteer: KIRITAKE Kansuke

Date: 2016-3-19 (Sat) 13:30 - 16:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Ningyo Joruri Bunraku Puppet Theater
Venue: SAJI Keizo Memorial Hall, 10F, Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University/University-Community Division

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