This year, 2018, Sweden and Japan are celebrating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS), the Japanese Association in Stockholm (JFS) and Stockholm University (Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies) would like to invite you to a special workshop with a Bunraku troupe from Chiryu City (Aichi, Japan).

Bunraku, that is, traditional marionette theatre (also called Ningyō Jōruri) and this group, Chiryu-dashi-bunraku-hozonkai was recognized by UNESCO as World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. Please join us and enjoy the dolls’ dance at close range!

Venue: Aula, Stockholm School of Economics (Sveavägen 65)
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Program: 15:30 Registration opens (at Atrium)
16:00 Opening speeches
16:10 Short introduction to Bunraku
16:20 Bunraku performance 二人三番叟 (Futari Sanbasō; The Dance of Sanbaso)
16:45 Questions and Answers
17:00 Workshop 1 (performing the dolls)
17:15 Workshop 2 (playing shamisen)
17:30 Closing
Language: English.
 

For attendance, please register with Nanhee Lee (Nanhee.lee@hhs.se) by 13 April 2018.

The entrance is free of charge (but registration is required).
Marie Söderberg, European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS)
Yoko Kaneko, Japanese Association in Stockholm (JFS)
Jaqueline Berndt, Stockholm University (Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies)