The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Awaji Puppet Theater

Awaji's distinctive "playing to the gallery" style

Awaji Puppet Theater has played a major role in the history of Japanese performing arts for five hundred years. During its 18th century peak, over forty puppet troupes toured around Japan, conveying the charm of puppet theater. Its specialty is period plays. Onstage quick-changes in costumes and sets, as well as the showing off of gorgeous puppet costumes, represents Awaji's unique, flamboyant "playing to the gallery" staging and performance style. The new theater hall with a nostalgic playhouse atmosphere adds to the charm.

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Awaji Puppet Theater Center

Guidance of theater

January 1 to December 25 9:00~17:00
Performance time
Admission fee
High school&Junior high school student 1,300yen、Primary school 1,000yen、child 300yen
every Wednesday ・ We are at the end of the year and the beginning of the year does not open.
1528-1 Chisaki, Fukura-ko, Minamiawaji-shi, Hyogo 656-0501
Awaji Puppet Troupe
The Union of Kansai Governments “Road of Culture” Planning Committee
c/o Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Exchange Division
Shinmachi Nishi-iru, Shimodachiuri-dori,
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8570

Meeting for the Nigyo Joruri
Tokushima Prefectural Government Environment and Citizens' Affairs Department
Sports and Culture Bureau Citizens' Culture Division
1-1 Bandai-cho, Tokushima-city, Tokushima Prefecture, 770-8570
TEL +81(0)88-621-2249 FAX +81(0)88-621-2934