"Bunraku" Bunraku, also known as Ningyō jōruri, is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in 1684.
Japanese Bunraku puppet, dating to about 1900.
Japanese traditional puppet theater, Bunraku 文楽 Bunraku shares many themes with kabuki. In fact, many plays were adapted for performance both by actors in kabuki and by puppet troupes in bunraku. Bunraku is particularly noted for lovers' suicide plays. The story of the forty-seven ronin is also famous in both bunraku and kabuki.
Japanese traditional puppet theater, Bunraku 文楽
文楽 Bunraku The most sophisticated muppet theater.