The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Entsuji Pupeet Drama

A puppet drama performed to the local music ganriki-bushi

Originated in the late Edo period. This drama's uniqueness lies in the vibrant movements of each doll manipulated by three puppeteers to the music of ganriki-bushi performed by a quartet of sung narrative, shamisen, Chinese fiddle and a drum. The troupe owns about twenty puppets. The drama opens with Sankichi-deko, the dance of a beautiful princess. Signature works include the Daikoku-mai celebratory dance and Hirai Gonpachi, a period play based on an incident that happened in Tottori during the Edo period.

videos of tottori puppet theater

Tottori-shi Entsuji Puppet Drama Center

Guidance of theater

irregular(Only when it is reserved)
903 Entsuji, Tottori-shi, Tottori 680-1144
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