The following video is an excellent demonstration of the various important personalities in the Japanese Puppet Theatre.

A short but authentic look at bunraku is found just below:

Part 2 of 2 on Bunraku

The following is a promotional preview for Bunraku: Classical Japanese Puppetry, a 27 minute film made in 1977 and available from

It gives you something of the idea about this great art.

Another brief illustration of Japanese puppetry is below.

The following is a wonderful detailed look at Bunraku. It requires careful exploration but contains many useful pieces of information.

Introduction to Bunraku online.

Puppet Techniques may be explored in some depth by downloading the following document.

To download documents and plays go to the following:

Plays (bunraku)