Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese
Bunraku Playwright (1653-1725)

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Chikamatsu Monzaemon
  • Known as: Sugimori Nobumori
  • Birth: Unknown Date, 1653, Echizen Province (now part of Fukui Prefecture), Japan
  • Death: January 6, 1725, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Who he was: Japanese puppet-theater (bunraku) playwright; The Battle of Coxinga; The Love Suicide at Sonezaki; The Love Suicide at Amijima

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