What does bunraku mean?

Definitions for bunrakubʊnˈrɑ ku

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bunraku.


  1. bunraku(Noun)

    A traditional form of Japanese puppetry.

  2. Origin: From 文楽.


  1. Bunraku

    Bunraku, also known as Ningyō jōruri, is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in 1684. Three kinds of performers take part in a bunraku performance: ⁕Ningyōtsukai or Ningyōzukai—puppeteers ⁕Tayū—the chanters ⁕Shamisen players Occasionally other instruments such as taiko drums will be used. The most accurate term for the traditional puppet theater in Japan is ningyō jōruri. The combination of chanting and shamisen playing is called jōruri and the Japanese word for puppet is ningyō. Bunraku puppetry has been a documented traditional activity for Japanese for hundreds of years.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunraku in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunraku in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of bunraku

  1. bunrakubunrakubunraku


Find a translation for the bunraku definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these bunraku definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"bunraku." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/bunraku>.

Are we missing a good definition for bunraku? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bunraku:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.