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Bunraku

Presents the story of Bunraku, the Japanese puppet theater born in Osaka some 300 years ago, through two of its greatest masters, puppeteer Tamao Yoshida and chanter Sumitayu Takemoto. These two transform ancient tales of old Japan into vibrant human drama. Cameras go backstage to capture the immense preparations and grueling rehearsals for their rendition of the masterpiece Shinju Ten no Amijima. c2002. 53 min.

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