The Fascinating Kansai Ningyo Joruri
Tonda Puppetry

International exchange through puppet drama

Inaugurated in 1835. Origins trace back to when a puppet troupe from Awa (Tokushima) travelled to this area. Unable to perform due to heavy snow, they left their puppets behind as compensation for travel expenses and local people began to practice with these puppets. Waves of exchange continue through this traditional performing art by accepting foreign exchange students and promoting the art to local elementary students while also taking on new challenges such as collaborating with opera.

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Tonda Puppetry Center

Guidance of theater

Open
irregular(Only when it is reserved)
Admission fee
Free
Address
758 Tonda-cho, Nagahama-shi, Shiga 526-0131
TEL
+81(0)749-72-2082
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