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Puppet Theater Hitomiza

Puppet Theater Hitomiza

In 1948, shortly after the end of the Pacific War, a group of young people gathered at Kamakura Academia began their theatrical activities. Their activities included not only stage plays by actors but also puppet shows. Eventually, he established a troupe specializing in puppetry, ``Puppet Theater Hitomi-za,'' which expanded into a wide range of activities that continue to this day.

Many of his stage works have won awards such as the Tokyo Children's Drama Competition Excellence Award and the NHK Award. In addition to works aimed at children, he created Shakespeare's works such as ``King Lear'' (Hyuuza Theater, New National Theater), plays by Kobo Abe and Kyoka Izumi, and many puppet plays for adults. The research and inheritance of traditional dolls such as '' are also a pillar of our activities.

Also, with the advent of the video and television era, he produced works such as ``Hyokkori Hyoutan Island'', ``Eleven People of Nekojara City'', ``Kagemaru of Iga'', ``Fuefuki Doji'', and ``Kokukujaku''. There are also major works such as the movie ``The Adventure of Oanamuchi'', which was co-produced with Kyodo Eigasha. The scope of their activities spans all of Japan, but in recent years they have expanded to the United States, Canada, China, and other countries. We also value activities that connect with the local community, mainly in Kawasaki, such as the Kawasaki Civic Plaza Puppet Festival, which has continued for 20 years.

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神奈川県川崎市中原区井田3-10-31

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