A special lecture series on Kamigata culture took place at the OCU Media Center from 25 to 28 August 2015. The lecture series, organized by the Faculty of Literature, offered an academic insight into the traditional art form of Bunraku (Japanese puppet theater), which has an especially long history in the Osaka region.
This year’s lecture theme was the ‘Oshuadachigahara’, a famous bunraku play. The play was explained through lectures by OCU professors and introductions and demonstrations by actual bunraku artists. The lectures, open for students and the general public, attracted about 160 people.
Impression of the lectures
Associate Professor Hiroaki Kubori Professor Naoki Kobayashi Professor Tetsuya Niwa
Associate Professor Youko Takashima Professor Takasi Tukada Narrator and shamisen player
（Tsukomadayu Takemoto and
About the puppets Narrator, shamisen and puppeteers Q&A session