The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Shinden Puppet Theater Drama Aioi Bunraku

A village committed to keep alive the artistry of a Living National Treasure

This puppet theater drama has been passed down since the early Meiji period. After an Osaka Bunrakuza performance in 1951, they were privileged to study under Kiritake Monjuro, a Living National Treasure puppeteer, who granted the name Aioi Bunraku. In 2000, the village of Shinden, with seventeen households and a population of fifty, formed an NPO called "Shinden Village Planning Committee" to work on its preservation and transmission.

videos of tottori puppet theater

Shinden Puppet Theater Center

Guidance of theater

Open
irregular(Only when it is reserved)
Address
620-1 Nishidani, Chizu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori 689-1426
TEL
+81(0)858-75-1994
URL
Shinden「Shinden Puppet Theater Center」
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