The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Entsuji Pupeet Drama

A puppet drama performed to the local music ganriki-bushi

Originated in the late Edo period. This drama's uniqueness lies in the vibrant movements of each doll manipulated by three puppeteers to the music of ganriki-bushi performed by a quartet of sung narrative, shamisen, Chinese fiddle and a drum. The troupe owns about twenty puppets. The drama opens with Sankichi-deko, the dance of a beautiful princess. Signature works include the Daikoku-mai celebratory dance and Hirai Gonpachi, a period play based on an incident that happened in Tottori during the Edo period.

videos of tottori puppet theater

Tottori-shi Entsuji Puppet Drama Center

Guidance of theater

Open
irregular(Only when it is reserved)
Address
903 Entsuji, Tottori-shi, Tottori 680-1144
TEL
+81(0)857-53-0713
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