Bunraku: the invisible storyteller

Bunraku No. 2” ©2009 Ivan Fourie. (License: CC BY 2.0)

“In most of the world's puppet theatres, great pains have been taken to hide the manipulation of the puppeteers from the audience. … But in Bunraku, the manipulators appear openly, in full view of the audience.” — “What is Bunraku?” Japan Arts Council.

“Wasabi and Jōruri are praised by your crying.”
…and because why not, giant robots!
In Bunraku, the manipulators are fully visible.

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