The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Nishinomiya Ebisu-kaki

A revival of Ebisu-kaki, the origin of puppetry

Ebisu-kaki was performed during the distribution of Nishinomiya Shrine talismans propagating the beliefs of Ebisu, the deity of good fortune. The puppeteer would take out an Ebisu puppet from a wooden box hanging from the neck and have the puppet pull up a large sea bream into the air as a symbol of blessing. This art died out once during the Meiji period, but in 2006, Ebisuza Puppet Theater formed as a symbol of community revitalization and has worked on its restoration as a regional cultural heritage.
Nishinomiya Shrine

Guidance of theater

10th of each month 11:00〜
Admission fee
nishinomiya shrine 1-17 syakecho nishinomiya-city hyogo
+81(0)798-39-1723(Ebisuza Traditional Puppet Theater)
Ebisuza Traditional Puppet Theater
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