National Bunraku Theater

 Osaka has been the capital for bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theater, for many centuries.

Its popularity grew here during the Edo Period when bunraku (like kabuki) was a rare form of art entertainment for the common public rather than the nobility.

The National Bunraku Theater in Osaka is one of the few places to view the fascinating art form today. English programs and earphones are available. Performances are held six times per year for two weeks each.

Subway Sennichimae and Tanimachi Lines, Nippombashi Station.

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