Japanese Puppet Performance with Live Shamisen Music - Wellesley College

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater

Join us for a rare opportunity to experience a full-scale production of kuruma ningyo puppetry with chanting and live shamisen music.

The Japan Society of Boston presents Nishikawa Koryu V, the fifth grand master of the Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater.

Kuruma ningyo is a unique style of puppetry where artists perform, while sitting on a wooden box with wheels. This innovation allows for dynamic performances, as the performer can move flexibly with the puppet.

Hosted by: Japan Society of Boston.

The Japan Society of Boston is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote cultural and economic ties and active interchange between Japanese and Americans for mutual understanding, benefit, and enjoyment.

The first Japan Society in the United States, founded in 1904, we serve as a bridge and programming nexus for a network of individuals, cultural and academic institutions, and business and financial firms, linked together by a strong interest in Japan and a shared recognition of the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Tickets are available online now at website.

Members of the Wellesley College community are free.

Non-reserved seating.

The North American tour of Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater is produced and organized by Japan Society, Inc. Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2019, The JEC Fund, and The Jim Henson Foundation.

Wellesley College
Jewett Auditorium
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Sponsor(s): Japan Society of Boston
Time(s): 6:00pm
Cost: $45 General, $15 Students and Children
Phone: (617) 514-7345

Date Added: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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