Backstage tour of Japanese puppet theatre in Tokushima

Date 27 Sep 2020 (Completed. Past tour video is available)
Time 13:30 – 15:00 JST
Tour Highlights:

– Talk about the Awa Ningyō Jōruri culture and history
– Watch the Awa Ningyō Jōruri performance
– Guided by the famous puppet theater director
– Witness curving demonstration by the well-known puppet carver, Mr. AMARI Yōichirō
– Guided by the
– Q & A

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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 TokushimaNingyō 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 Highlights:

– Talk about the Awa Ningyō Jōruri culture and history
– Watch the Awa Ningyō Jōruri performance
– Guided by the famous puppet theater director
– Witness curving demonstration by the well-known puppet carver, Mr. AMARI Yōichirō
– Guided by the
– Q & A