Histoire Raconté – Storytelling with live music
and visual presentation

Bunraku, its charm and background

25 & 26 September 2019

The Japanese Assocation, Singapore & Japan Creative Centre

Histoire Raconté "Bunraku, its charm and background" is an event by Tomoyo Kurimoto, Research Institute for Culture, Energy and Life, Osaka Gas, which tells the story of a Bunraku town, its history, culture and future prospect, with live music and visual presentation. It enables the local community to become more aware of their hometown’s charm, and enhances their affection towards it.

Tomoyo Kurimoto will introduce you to Bunraku and its cradled town Osaka. She will tell the story about a famous ‘Die for Love’ incident that took place 300 years ago in Edo era, together with Mayumi Miyakawa, the conductor/pianist, and Minami, the Japanese bamboo flute player.

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 is an introduction event to the first ever Bunraku performance in Singapore, which will be held on 23 October 2019 at Drama Centre Theatre. So do join us for this story-telling with live music and visual presentation, to better appreciate the charm and background of Bunraku!

Event Details & Registration


Wednesday, 25 September 2019


7pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts 6:30pm)


Auditorium at The Japanese Association, Singapore (JAS)
120 Adam Road, Singapore 289899


FREE with RSVP required

Event Registration for JAS

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Thursday, 26 September 2019


6:30pm - 8pm (Registration starts 6pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372


FREE with RSVP required

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

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

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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
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