Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theatre

Posted on: November 19th, 2018

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theatre Returns

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 7:00pm (Doors Open 6:30pm)
Tickets: $35 General, $30 JCCC members

Ticket may be purchased from TicketWeb or at JCCC Reception by phone, 416-441-2345, on in person

Performed in Japanese with English subtitles.

Legendary Japanese puppet master Koryu Nishikawa V returns to Toronto with Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo for the company’s first full-scale production – featuring chanters and shamisen performers – at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.
The company will perform three female-focused stories from classic Japanese literature: Kuzunoha, about a mother’s undying love for her child; Tsuri On’na, a comical piece about “fishing” for a wife and Yugao, a new work from Nishikawa based on a story from Murasaki Shibibu’s classic epic The Tale of Genji, in which the jealous spirit of one of Genji’s lovers possesses a young woman he’s courting.

Kuruma ningyo, literally meaning “puppets on wheels,” refers to Nishikawa’s unique technique in which the puppeteer sits atop a three-wheeled dolly, adding an element of dynamism and power to each of these awe-inspiring female characters from classical literature.

Don’t miss this rare chance to see a full-scale production with live chanters and shamisen players.

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater’s North American tour is produced and organized by Japan Society, New York, NY, and supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2018, The JEC Fund, and The Jim Henson Foundation.
Photo credit for all photos are: © Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater

江戸の粋を今に伝える人形劇 – 八王子車人形公演

日: 2019年3月8日(金)
時: 午後7時開演 (開場、6時半)
チケット: 一般35ドル(税込)、JCCC会員30ドル(税込)


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