Bunraku Mini-Theatre: A Lecture & Demonstration on Bunraku

22 October 2019

Japan Creative Centre

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Join us at JCC for a special lecture and demonstration about Bunraku (Japanese puppet theatre) on 22 October 2019! It will be a rare opportunity to learn more about this UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage from the actual performers. Besides an introduction to Bunraku, audience will also get to watch a short demonstration featuring The Red-Hot Love – The Fire Watchtower.

Details of the lecture & demonstration at JCC


The Red-Hot Love – The Fire Watchtower: Oshichi is in love with a man named Kichisaburo, but due to circumstances of the families, the two are unable to marry. One day, Kichisaburo loses a sword that was to be offered to the Imperial Palace. If he could not find it by the next morning, he will be ordered to commit suicide. Upon learning that, Oshichi finds the sword and tries to deliver it to Kichisaburo. But the day is turning dark, the wooden door of the town has closed and she cannot reach Kichisaburo. She suddenly remembers the fire watchtower, that when a fire broke out and the bell rang, the wooden doors opened all at once. However, if it is not a fire, it is a crime to ring the bell, and those who sound it will be sentenced to burn in a fire. However, Oshichi makes up her mind and starts to climb…


Tuesday, 22 October 2019


10:30am - 12:30pm (Registration starts 10am)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


FREE with RSVP required

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In an event if the registration is full, or you would like to cancel your registration, please e-mail us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp.

Kindly register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.


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4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
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Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard