Culture

Japanese puppet theatre in Tokushima (Sep 27)

Tokushima
Puppet theatre Art
Date: 27 Sep
13:30 - 15:00 JST

This tour was conducted on 27 Sep. 2020.
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Discover the behind-the-scene of Japanese Traditional Performing Art!

We'll visit a Japanese puppet theatre in Tokushima, Awa Jūrōbē Yashiki and watch the puppet show!

The traditional Japanese puppet show called "Ningyō Jōruri". In Awa Jūrōbē Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum) performs the Awa Ningyō Jōruri twice every day.

Ningyō Jōruri is a puppet show created by the fusion of Tayu (a story teller using Gidayu-bushi, ballad drama music), Shamisen (three-stringed instrument) and Sannin-zukai (three puppeteers for each puppet). Characteristics of Tokushimas Ningyō Jōruri are its unique performance and larger-sized puppet heads for outdoor theaters built in the precincts of temples (Rural Community Theaters).

Awa Ningyō Jōruri has been designated as National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.

Tour contents:
- Introduce Awa Jūrōbē Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum) with the puppet theater director
- Talk about the Awa Ningyō Jōruri culture and history
- Watch the Awa Ningyō Jōruri performance
- Introduce the backstage of the theater
- Q & A

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