The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Minakuchi Puppet Drama

Puppet culture rooted in the country town

The puppet troupe was formed in the early Meiji period as a healthy entertainment alternative by village youths alarmed by the proliferation of gambling. Since then it has served the community with sung narrative lifting spirits, shamisen with rhythm accompaniment cleansing souls, and puppet performances nourishing subtlety and the foundation of humanity. They started out performing to the Entsuji-originated music style ganriki-bushi, later adding gidayu-bushi to their repertoire.
Minakuchi Puppet Drama Center

Guidance of theater

irregular(Only when it is reserved)
「Keisei Awano Naruto」、「Tsubosaka Reigenki」etc
213 Minakuchi, Yazu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori 680-0412
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