SYNOPSIS:  About the real deal at the real place — two performances of traditional theater in one day.  Why I came to Osaka.

One reason why I chose to come to Osaka is that next to Tokyo it is known for its world-class performances of traditional Japanese theater.  There are three main types of plays, Noh, Kabuki and Bunraku and a whole bunch of subdivisions, interludes and variations all known by different names.  In fact, the UNESCO does not only declare buildings world heritage, but there is such as thing as intangible world heritage.  Almost all of the Japanese forms of theater have been protected under this UNESCO status.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY