Otome Bunraku is Bunraku by the woman for women.

Bunraku (文楽) is the traditional puppet theater of Japan and is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages.

Bunraku puppets are operated by “three men” performers to give puppets delicate movements. Otome Bunraku (Girls Bunraku) is performed by “one woman” performer and still give puppets fine movements and is often appreciated for the beauty of costume and stage.

For both Bunraku and Otome Bunraku, the story is narrated by a single person for all the puppets in the story as accompanied by music played on the shamisen.

Visit the Otome Bungaku workshop to experience puppet performer!