BUNRAKU - Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre

Witness the grace and grandeur of a 400 year old Japanese tradition, performed for the first time ever in South East Asia. BUNRAKU- Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre is a showcase of fastidious teamwork as three puppeteers per puppet work in perfect unity with live traditional music and vocals.

Led by upcoming Living National Treasure of Japan, Kanjuro Kiritake III, and featuring puppets which are intricately maintained historic artifacts, the show is presented in three parts: An interpretation of a harvest celebration dance, an excerpt of the classic “Fox in the Inner Garden”, and a behind-the-scenes demonstration.

Date & Time: 28th June 2013 (8.30pm), 29th June 2013 (3pm, 8.30pm)
Venue: Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Admission: RM 60 (Adults), RM30 (Students, Disabled, Senior Citizens, JCKL/JFKL/TAS Card Members),
Discount tickets and Premium tickets are also available.
Organized by: BUNRAKU in Malaysia Committee 2013 and klpac
Supported by: The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM), Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
Sponsored by: AEON CO. (M) BHD., Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd., Malaysia Airlines, Japan Malaysia Club
In Conjunction with: 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, 50th Anniversary of Japan Club Kuala Lumpur (JCKL), 30th Anniversary of the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM)

Tickets can be purchased at: or call / in-person at klpac Box Office 03 4047 9000.
* Concession tickets must be purchased at the Box Office with relevant ID.
* Credit card is needed for Phone Reservation.

General Tickets
ICHOU Seats: RM60 (Adults), RM 30 (Students, Disabled, Senior Citizens, JCKL/JFKL/TAS Card Members)
KITSUNE Floor Seats: RM 30 * only available for 29th show.

Premium Tickets
PATRON of BUNRAKU Seats: RM300 (Limited to 10 seats only)
Including Invitation to the Premier Reception Party (28th June after the show)

SAKURA Seats: RM100 (Limited to 30 seats only)
Including Photo Session with the Performer

For further enquiries : Please log on to
Or call Bunraku in Malaysia 2013 Committee (c/o The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur) at 03-2284-6228


  1. Frequently Asked Questions (English)
  2. よくあるご質問 (日本語)
  3. Flyer (PDF)
  4. Press Release


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