Japanese Puppet Performance with Live Shamisen Music
Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6PM Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College 106 Central Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 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. Tickets are available online now at http://www.japansocietyboston.org/event-3146706. $45 General Admission | $30 JSB Members | $15 Students and children Members of the Wellesley College community are free. Non-reserved seating Image: Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater © Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater. 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 2018, The JEC Fund, and The Jim Henson Foundation.