The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Nishinomiya Ebisu-kaki

A revival of Ebisu-kaki, the origin of puppetry

Ebisu-kaki was performed during the distribution of Nishinomiya Shrine talismans propagating the beliefs of Ebisu, the deity of good fortune. The puppeteer would take out an Ebisu puppet from a wooden box hanging from the neck and have the puppet pull up a large sea bream into the air as a symbol of blessing. This art died out once during the Meiji period, but in 2006, Ebisuza Puppet Theater formed as a symbol of community revitalization and has worked on its restoration as a regional cultural heritage.
Nishinomiya Shrine

Guidance of theater

Open
10th of each month 11:00〜
Admission fee
Free
Address
662-0974
nishinomiya shrine 1-17 syakecho nishinomiya-city hyogo
TEL
+81(0)798-39-1723(Ebisuza Traditional Puppet Theater)
URL
Ebisuza Traditional Puppet Theater
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
TEL:+81(0)75-414-4287

Meeting for the Nigyo Joruri
656-0021 2-4-5 shioya sumoto-city Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefectural Goverment Awaji district administration office
TEL +81(0)799-26-2043 FAX +81(0)799-24-6934