The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Rural Community Stage“Noson Butai”in Tokushima

In Tokushima, there is a lot of Noson Butai.

Noson Butai literally means a “Rural Community Stage”. Since ancient times the Japanese landscape has been dotted with Shinto shrines of all sizes. On the precincts of some of these shrines were small play houses called Noson Butai, where Kabuki or Ningyo Joruri were performed as a votive offering to the guardian gods,expressing farmers’ wishes for a rich harvest and peaceful life.

videos of Rural Community Stage“Noson Butai”in Tokushima

Ningyo Joruri performance

Guidance of theater

Performances in each Noson Butai, do from spring to autumn.
Please ask to Awa Jurobe Yashiki Puppet Theater.

Noson butai of Inugai
go-oh shrine,hatacho,tokushima-city,tokushima
Noson butai of Imayama
imamiya shrine,munae,katsuura-cho,tokushima
Noson butai of Onosakura
tennou shrine,jinryo,kamiyama-cho,myouzai-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of yatsura
yatsura shrine,nishinou,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Hegawa
hegawa shrine,hirano,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of kamase
yama shrine,yokoishi,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of kawamata
iso shrine,kawamata,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Kitagawa
hachiman shrine,kitokitagawa,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Sakasyu
sakasyu shrine,sakasyu,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Higyu
sirahito shrine,haigyu,naka-cho,naka-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Nitta(ohto)
nitta shrine,kitagawachi,minami-cho,kaifu-gun,tokushima
Noson butai of Hoichi
funato shrine higashiyama,higashimiyoshi-cho,miyoshi-gun,tokushima
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