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2020.01.09

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

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File.23 Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center "Sagami Doll Theater Show"
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

Although I was interested in "traditional arts", I had the impression that it was somehow high and difficult to approach.
However, when you see the Kagura or puppet theater at local festivals, you can feel the atmosphere that everyone is enjoying and feel envious.
If you think so, there is an area in Kanagawa prefecture where folk performing arts called "Sagami puppet theater" are transmitted, and I think that people enjoy it for generations. This has no choice but to go!
That's why I immediately visited the rehearsal hall.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

Currently active are Shimonakaza (Odawara City), Haseza (Atsugi City) and Hayashiza (Atsugi City), which are designated as national important intangible folk cultural properties, and Maejimaza (prefecture designated). Five seats of Hiragatsu City and Ashigaraza (Minamiashigara City). In February, the "Sagami Doll Play Tournament" will be held at which the five seats will gather.

This time, I visited Shimonakaza based in Otake, Odawara City. This is a group that is particularly active in the Goza, and the 35 members have a wide age range from their teens to their 80s.
In addition, while there are many groups that limit the number of seats to locals, Shimonakaza has a wide open door for those who want to, so some of the members from Hachioji in Tokyo are attracted by the puppet theater. I'm getting more and more interested in Sagami puppet theater.

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Sagami puppet theater is basically three people using one doll like Bunraku. The main issue is to use the neck and right hand. The left hand is "left handed" and both feet are "footed". The main player leads the movement of the doll with a clear intention, but since it is not possible to give instructions by words, it is important that the three people breathe together.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create
The chairman, Ms. Ryoko Hayashi, is a researcher who has felt a sense of crisis that "it may disappear if it is as it is" while working on Sagami puppet theater, and has taken over the role of the chair and has focused on fostering successors. Partly because of that, we have established an environment where young people can easily enter and grow, such as by collaborating with the “Sagami Doll Club” of Ninomiya Prefectural High School.

"It seems to be very fresh for the younger generation. I have never thought that I could manipulate a doll like a cultural property with my own hands, so I would be surprised to actually try it (laugh). Each of them has their own personality, but there are young men in Shimonakaza, so I would like to proactively play the “era”. The movement is dynamic and easy to understand, so you can enjoy it without prior knowledge.”

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

I was able to see the new work " Sogamono ", not " Meiraboku Sendai Hagi ", which is performed at the Sagami puppet theater competition.Lesson Although folk art had an old-fashioned image (I'm sorry!), it might be a little surprising that we are making new works ourselves.
On this day, we invited Mr. Yujiro Yoshida from Bunrakuza to give us advice on the production of new works, as well as guidance on doll management technology.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

It seems that there are many differences in the way puppets are played even in the same three-person puppet show between Bunrakuza in Osaka culture and Sagami puppet theater in Edo culture. He advises you not to do this.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

I'm looking forward to "Kara Sendai Hagi," which will be performed at the Sagami Puppet Show in February, but I am also interested in the new work that I have been working on for three years. I can't wait for the release in spring.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

Catch the expected young girls during the break! There are various reasons for participation, such as meeting in elementary school hands-on classrooms and seeing the seniors sending dolls made me feel "cool". What they have in common is the simple idea that it was fun to play.
"There are few peopleI thought that there would be a chance for me as well, so when I entered, it was more fun than I expected (laughs). It's been going on for a long time.''
He showed me the "head" of "pear split" while laughing carefreely.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

When cracked from the forehead part, the inside is bright red and the highlight is Kyoro Kyoro.
It seems that it is a so-called "slashed character" "kashira", but suddenly it breaks suddenly, so I'm surprised. But it's grotesque, but somehow humorous, so I laughed at me.

The folk performing arts, which were self-confessed to be "high threshold", seem to be a very familiar world. First of all, I have to see the stage in February when Goza meets together. So when I'm freaked out, let's aim to be on stage next year.

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

Don't let me say it's old-fashioned! Sagami doll play that is fun to watch, do and create

This event has ended.
The 47th Sagami Doll Play Tournament
[Date and time] February 11, 2020 (Tuesday/holiday) 12:30 (Opening at 12:00, ending at 16:35)
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center Hall
[Capacity] 750 people
[Fee] Free (prior application required)
[How to apply] Please fill in the following required items on one round-trip postcard and send it to the applicant. Up to two people can apply at the same time with one postcard. If there are many applications, it will be a lottery. Reply will be shipped in late January. The reply to the return postcard will be used as an admission ticket (reserved seat), so please bring it to the venue on the day of the event.
● Postal code
● Address
● Name
● Phone number
●Number of participants (up to 2 people allowed)
●Participant name
●Please write the reply address (reply side) and apply using a round-trip postcard.
[Address] 300 Ogikubo, Odawara City, 250-8555 Odawara City Cultural Property Division
[Application deadline] January 15 (Wednesday) * Postmark is valid (lottery lottery)
[Sponsorship] Sagami Puppet Show Federation Secretariat (Odawara City Cultural Property Division)
[Inquiry] 0465 -33-1717 <Sagami Doll Federation Federation Secretariat (Odawara City Cultural Property Division)>

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  • Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center

The Prefectural Youth Center is a facility with the following four pillars for the comprehensive development of youth policies and promotion of performing arts as a facility to promote the healthy development of youth and contribute to the improvement of the citizens' education. Working on.
1. Fostering human resources to promote hands-on learning for young people
2. Response to youth withdrawal, school refusal, delinquency, etc.
3. Support for promoting youth science experience activities
4. Support for performing arts activities for young people and citizens of the prefecture

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