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The History of Bunraku
The Texts and the Chanters
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accompaniment appearance artistic audience Buddha Buddhist Bungoro Bunraku performance Bunraku Theatre chanter characters Chest-Splitting of Amida Chikamatsu Hanji Chikamatsu Monzaemon Chinese Chushingura Dampei domestic tragedies dramatic early joruri ebisu-kaki Eiza Emperor Yomei entertainments expression feet female puppets Five acts frequently performed gestures girl Heike human Ichinotani Futaba Gunki Japan Japanese puppet joruri joruri texts Kabuki Kagami Kagekiyo kata kimono Kotsubodayu kugutsu Kyoto left hand literary Love Suicides male puppets manipulating marionettes master Matsuomaru mechanical dolls Meiboku Sendai Hagi michiyuki Miyoshi Shoraku move movements musical narration Ohatsu Onna original Osaka plectrum popular principal operator pupil puppet operators puppet performance puppet plays puppet theatre puppetry realism recitations repertory roles samisen player scene Shimpan Shinju shrine Soga Sonezaki Shinju spectators stage story strings stylized suggest Suicides at Sonezaki Takeda Izumo Takemoto Tale in Twelve Tazuna Three acts three-man puppet Tokubei Toyotake traditions Tsunadayu Twelve Episodes variety Yoshida Yoshitsune