Ancient books, manuscripts, and art from the Far East and South East Asia

Bunraku Manuscript

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This manuscript, dated 1845, is a work from Bunraku (文楽), or Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in 1684, traditionally performed by a storyteller and a player of shamisen. This manuscript reports the notes of the storyteller in red ink, written in order to personalize the play of the opera.

I found it in Osaka.

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