See Major Plays of Chikamatsu (tr. by D. Keene, 1961); D. Keene, Bunraku, The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (1965); C. A. Gerstle, Circles of Fantasy: Convention in the Plays of Chikamatsu (1984).
The plays are the thing: the people of the idyllic harbor town Nagato in Yamaguchi-ken are proudly preserving the legacy of the great playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon, who may or may not have been bore in the town exactly 350 years ago.(Cultural Creators)
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