doll theatre

  • Period: Feb 9, 784 to Feb 9, 1185

    Peolpe would travel and do puppet plays

    kairaishi and kugutsumawashi―both of which mean "doll manipulators."
  • Bunraku started out in Osaka

    Bunraku started out in Osaka
  • Takemoto Gidayu established the Takemoto-za theatre

    In 1684, Takemoto Gidayu established the Takemoto-za theatre in the Dotonbori district of Osaka and teamed up with the famous playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon
  • The Love-Suicide at Sonezaki.

    The Love-Suicide at Sonezaki.
    1703, Chikamatsu Monzaemon published his most famous work, Sonezaki Shinju, or The Love-Suicide at Sonezaki.
  • changes in puppets

    changes in puppets
    the puppets went from one operater to three opraters
  • doll sizechange again

    doll sizechange again
    the dolls doubled in size and became 2/3 the size of a averge person thats the size they use today
  • Period: to

    The Takemoto-za produced Bunraku that turned into classics

    With the trio of Namiki Senryu, Miyoshi Shoraku, and Takeda Izumo, the Takemoto-za theatre produced each year one of what became the three classics of the Bunraku theatre: Sugawara Denju Te-narai Kagami (The Secret of Sugawara's Calligraphy), Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees), and Kanadehon Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers) performed more today than any other play
  • When the Takemoto-za theatre closed

  • joruri was open

    After the collapse of both the Takemoto-za and the Toyotake-za puppet theatres, a small joruri hall was opened near Kozu Bridge in Osaka, and in 1811
  • moved the hall and called it Bunraku-za

    was in 1872, after it was relocated to Matsushima, that the hall became officially known as the Bunraku-za.
  • rebuilt the theatre

    rebuilt the theatre
    after world war three they rebulied the Yotsubashi Bunraku-za. first because Bunraku was a tradtin that should keep going on