Noh Society Online Series #3 | The World of Bunraku
Photo: ©︎ HAIJME WATANABE.
Time & LocationNovember 27, 8pm EST
Online (RSVP here)
Noh Society presents a monthly webinar series on Noh and Bunraku this fall.
Bunraku is known for its expressive combination of storytelling, music, and puppetry. This session will focus on each element—the chanter (tayu), the shamisen (joruri), and the puppeteer. The tayu describes the scene in addition to speaking for the character. The shamisen expresses the sounds of nature as well as the emotions of a scene. Three puppeteers work together to realize the movements of each puppet. It is a seamless and creative combination of these facets, which creates the magical world of Bunraku.
The guest presenters will include Takemoto Kosumidayu (tayu), Tsuruzawa Kantaro (shamisen), and Kiritake Kanjiro (puppeteer).
To learn more about the webinar series, please visit Noh Society’s website.
This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.