Kuruma Ningyo Masterclass

February 24, 2023
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Friday, February 24, 11 am ET
(Max 15 participants)

Learn about the unique mechanics of kuruma ningyo in this special workshop for professional puppeteers led by Koryu Nishikawa V. This master class will cover the basics of Japanese traditional puppetry, including the three-person manipulation method found in bunraku. Part of the workshop will be spent mastering select, short scenes from Nishikawa’s repertoire.

Tickets: $50 / $40 members – SOLD OUT
Professional puppeteering experience required.

Observer tickets are currently available for this workshop. (Buy Tickets →)

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February 23—25, 2023

Family Workshop on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry
February 25, 2023, 10:30 am ET

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.

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

  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • 11:00 am
  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $50 Regular price
  • $40 Member price
Please note: This workshop is sold out, but observer tickets are currently available.