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Histoire Raconté – Storytelling with live music and visual presentation: Bunraku, its charm and background

During the visual presentation and play at The Japanese Association, Singapore (JAS)
Histoire Raconté "Bunraku, its charm and background" was held at The Japanese Association, Singapore (JAS) and Japan Creative Centre (JCC) respectively on 25 and 26 September 2019. Ms Tomoyo Kurimoto, Research Institute for Culture, Energy and Life, Osaka Gas, introduced about the history and culture of Bunraku and its cradled town Osaka on both sessions.

Following that, Ms Kurimoto recited "Love Suicide at Sonezaki," a story written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, a famous scriptwriter in Edo era based on a real story that took place in Osaka. Her performance was combined with the visual screen images and accompanied by music played by pianist Ms Mayumi Miyaka and Japanese bamboo flute player Ms Minami. Audience at both sessions were mesmerised by their modern interpretation of a classic Bunraku play and asked many questions during the Q&A session which further deepened their understanding of Bunraku. Ms Yow Wei Meng facilitated the programme and helped interpret the Q & A session.
Ms Yow Wei Meng, an expert in Japanese traditional play, emceeing and facilitating the event

During the visual presentation and play at JCC
Bunraku is a traditional performing art which dates back to the 16th Century in Osaka, and combines narration, music and puppetry. It was designated as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2003. This was an introduction event to the upcoming Bunraku performance, which will be held on 23 October 2019 at Drama Centre Theatre. Tickets are selling fast, so do obtain yours as soon as possible from SISTIC (https://www.sistic.com.sg/)!

During the session at The Japanese Association, Singapore (JAS)

JCC Director Ms Akiko Sugita welcoming the guests at JCC

Guests at JCC

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