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Bunraku is the traditional Japanese puppet theatre. Three-quarter life-sized and manipulated by three black-hooded handlers in plain view of the spectators, the artistry of the dolls and their movements are unparalleled in the world. In fact, their stylized motions are sometimes imitated in kabuki. The master playwright of the bunraku was Chikamatsu Monzaemon, also misleadingly dubbed "the Shakespeare of Japan" for his influence (they also lived about the same time).
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