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The Sasago Oiwake Puppet Theatre located in Yamanashi Prefecture’s Otsuki City holds beautiful puppet shows not to be missed. Sasogo’s history of puppet shows goes back 300 years when a traveling puppet theatre troupe from modern day Tokyo shared their knowledge of the Doll theatre with the Sasago locals. For many generations this art has been passed down through the Amano family who currently work as proprietors of the theatre. Through their hard work the Sasago Oiwake Puppet theatre has been designated as a Yamanashi Prefecture Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

For those who are interested in traditional and regional arts, Sasago Oiwake Puppet Theatre provides a beautiful look into the traditional world through the use of intricately designed puppets manned by skilled puppet masters. We definitely recommend watching this beautiful show at least once in your life.

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Published on

  • July 21, 2020


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