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[The Japanese Tradition of Bunraku Puppet Theatre]

£45.00

[The Japanese Tradition of Bunraku Puppet Theatre]. 
Large 8vo. 40pp b&w illustrations in stiff illustrated wrappers. Japanese text. [Kyoto]: np, [c. 1950]. 
A good copy. 

A specialist magazine on Japanese crafts with this issue being devoted to the traditional form of 'Bunraku' puppet theatre, dating back to the 16th century. This publication gives a deep insight into many examples of the characterful 'dolls' used in the productions. There are even glimpses of the puppet heads being carved in the studio. 


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