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Idoya Otegui visits Japan, in preparation for the UNIMA Congress and World Festival 2016

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Idoya Otegui, director of the Tolosa International Puppet Centre (TOPIC), is these days in Japan to finalize aspects related to Congress and World Puppet Festival to be held in San Sebastian and Tolosa. As is well known, these two cities will host the Congress and World Puppet Festival 2016 organized every four years by the International Association of Puppets (UNIMA), under the project of San Sebastian European Capital of Culture. The Tolosa International Puppet Centre … Read entire article »

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“M and B”, a successful amateur company, in Kushibiki Town, Japan

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Why the well known amateur company “M and B” go every year to play at Kushibiki Town? This year, they have been playing from 29th August to 1st September, two shows on 30th Aug and two more on 31st Aug. To find the answer, I joined their tour to understand the secrets of their success. The venue was the Public House of Kushibiki in Yamagata prefecture, in northeastern Japan. “M and B” show. Photo by Tamiko … Read entire article »

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Botan Doro, a Ghost Story, new version by Puk Theatre,Tokyo

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Puppet Theatre Puk, from Tokyo, presented a new puppet version of famous “Botan Doro – a Ghost Story” , a show for grown-ups audience directed by Sachiko Inoue. Written by Sanyutei Encho (1839-1900), with script adapted by Sachiko Inoue (basic-script by T.Kawajari) and Puppet Design by Yumiko Wakabayashi, Botan Doro has been presented at Kinokuniya-Hall, in Tokyo, 23rd-26th August. Botan Doro is a japaneese ghost story both romantic and horrific. It envolves sex with the dead … Read entire article »

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The Iida Puppet Festival in Japan, against Nuclear Power

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An entire city becomes host and stage of the biggest puppet festival in Japan. What began in 1979 with a few troupes and a few shows has today grown into a huge event that spreads across 4 days, 400 shows, and an attendance of 40,000. Tamiko Onagi, President of Unima Japan, has reported that this year the festival sold 12,000 tickets for free attendance to the shows (for amateur puppeteers and other stakeholders). This year, Festival … Read entire article »

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Amateur Puppet Theatre in Japan

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When you think of Japanese puppetry, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps Bunraku, which is the most internationally renowned art of Japanese puppetry.  However, there are a number of other traditional puppet theaters in Japan.   In local communities all over Japan, from the northern prefectures to the southern islands, there are traditional puppet theaters of  various styles: puppets manipulated by three puppeteers (like Bunraku), hand puppets, rod puppets and many others. … Read entire article »

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