Family Workshop on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry

February 25, 2023
Family Workshop on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry

Family Workshop on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry

Saturday. February 25, 10:30 am – Max 15 participants — SOLD OUT!

Koryu Nishikawa V, grand master of Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater, invites families to a special performance and hands-on workshop of Japanese puppet theater. Kuruma ningyo, literally meaning “puppets on wheels,” refers to Nishikawa’s unique technique in which the puppeteer sits atop a three-wheeled dolly. After watching a lively performance, families will then become puppeteers themselves and work with these traditional puppets through a guided workshop led by experienced artists!

Tickets: $15 / $12 members

Suitable for ages 5 and up.



Image: AKUTAGAWA © Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo, The Koryu Nishikawa Troupe.

AKUTAGAWA is supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, and The Osaka Community Foundation / anonymous fund No.22.

Lead Sponsor

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Doug and Teresa Peterson. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos.

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Family Programs are generously supported by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Hiroko Onoyama; and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas.

  • February 25, 2023
  • 10:30 am
  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $15 Regular price
  • $12 Member price