Tuesday, October 25, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Room 587, Humanities building
Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture, Fine Arts Gallery
Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture
Bunraku puppeteers give a lecture/demonstration and perform classics and contemporary pieces. Bunraku puppetry is a complex artistic puppetry technique accompanied by narrative chanting and music. Each nearly life-sized puppet requires three puppeteers to bring it to life. The Sonoma Cultural Exchange invited world-renowned Japanese Bunraku puppeteer Kanroku and the Mokugu-sha Company from Osaka, Japan, to feature in Northern California. Be prepared for a rare treat, filled with dramatic myths and legends.