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Resource: The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

The recent launch of the The Barbara Curtis Adachi Collection provides a wonderful resource for those interested in traditional Japanese performance arts. The collection was given to Columbia University in 1991 by Barbara Curtis Adachi, a long-time bunraku theater enthusiast who … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Wondrous Brutal Fictions:  Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater.   Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, these whimsical narratives contain … Continue reading

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