Hitomiza Otome Bunraku is one of Japanese traditional puppet shows, Ningyo Joruri; the group has presented performances and workshops in Japan and other countries. While a bunraku puppet is manipulated by three male puppeteers, a otome-bunraku puppet is performed by solo female puppeteer. Its appearance is similar to a Bunraku puppet, but its mechanism had been restructured to fit solo puppeteer. The three-puppeteer style enables rich and delicate expression that is highly recognized worldwide today; on the other hand, Otome Bunraku is the method to do so with solo puppeteer.
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