Bunraku developed out of Shinto temple rites and gradually became a highly sophisticated form of puppetry.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon, considered by many to be Japan's greatest playwright, gave up writing Kabuki plays and focused exclusively on the puppet-only Bunraku plays.
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They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.A large rod under the water is used by the puppeteers to support and control the puppets.The appearance is created of the puppets moving over water.Throughout rural Africa, puppetry still performs the function of transmitting cultural values and ideas that in large African cities is increasingly undertaken by formal education, books, cinema, and television.China has a history of puppetry dating back 3000 years, originally in "pi-yung xi", the "theatre of the lantern shadows", or, as it is more commonly known today, Chinese shadow theatre. We are proud to be celebrating 10 years on the net!