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Please enjoy “Awa Ningyo Joruri (Tokushima-based Japanese puppet show)”, a performance art filled with Japanese sensibility, to your heart’s content.
In Awa Jurobe Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum), Awa Ningyo Joruri, which is designated as a national important intangible folk-culture asset, is performed every day. “Keisei Awa no Naruto (a tragedy of Tokushima)” is one of the popular puppet plays performed here.
Tayu (narrator) tells a story with a full range of emotion.
Gidayu-Shamisen (three-stringed instrument) produces a delicate sentiments in a variety of timbre beyond musical notation.
Ningyo (puppet) is manipulated by three ningyo-zukai (puppeteers), which is very unique to Japanese puppeteering.
Please satisfy your heart with Awa Ningyo Joruri, a performance art in which Japanese sensibility is condensed.