National Bunraku Theatre

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National Bunraku Theatre
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National Bunraku Theatre
Address 1-12-10 Nipponbashi, Chūō-ku
Coordinates 34°40′03″N 135°30′31″E / 34.66750°N 135.50861°E / 34.66750; 135.50861Coordinates: 34°40′03″N 135°30′31″E / 34.66750°N 135.50861°E / 34.66750; 135.50861
Capacity 753
Opened 1984
Architect Kisho Kurokawa

The National Bunraku Theatre (国立文楽劇場, Kokuritsu Bunraku Gekijō) is a complex consisting of two halls and an exhibition room, located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The complex was opened in 1984 as the fourth national theatre of the country, to become the headquarters of bunraku. The Japan Arts Council, an Independent Administrative Institution of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, operates the National Theatre.


The theatre has two halls. The Large Theatre has a capacity of around 700 seats depending on stage setup, and is primarily used for performances of bunraku, as well as Buyō and stage plays. In the Small Hall are performed other type of traditional arts such as, rakugo, manzai and Japanese music.

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