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Superb!

I loved everything about this place. Get there about 30 minutes early and catch the guided museum... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
ArizonaSweetpea
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Tucson AZ
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Excellent introduction to Japanese puppet theater

Japan has developed a very specific art for puppet theater, very different from Europe and even... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
stism
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Grenoble, France
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22 Mar 2017
“Superb!”
30 Oct 2016
“Excellent introduction to Japanese puppet theater”
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I loved everything about this place. Get there about 30 minutes early and catch the guided museum tour; a docent shows how the puppets work. The museum exhibits are all in English as well as Japanese. The show itself was wonderful, the emotion comes through...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Japan has developed a very specific art for puppet theater, very different from Europe and even from Vietnam. This museum offers a unique introduction to this art, showing all the different facets. We took a guided tour and the explanations were very informative. The scenario...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not only is there a small museum with displays about puppets, but visitors are allowed to handle real puppets and learn how they work. Be sure to attend one of the performances in the theater. It is all done in Japanese, but there is plenty...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I joined workshop, where I coloured Japan blue on paper, at this museum. Prior to the workshop, I had a chance to join the puppet show, which last 30 min. The story at this threatre is mainly about Bando Jurobe, who was samui 400 years...More

1  Thank Masatoshi K
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Small museum, but opportunity to see Awa puppetry (30 minute act from classic play) and meet puppeteers is priceless. Take 7 bus from JR.

1  Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Wow, these puppets were sensational. I enjoyed the walk around the museum to see and learn about this art form/entertainment. The performance was great to see how the puppets were operated and to get up close afterward with the puppeteers and have photos. A really...More

1  Thank BobBell84
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