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Classical performance at Kodaira-furusatomura

  • Organization : Isshi-Za Association
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Kodaira-furusatomura, a Kodaira City tangible cultural property, is an atmospheric collection of houses built in the Edo period where visitors can experience Edo culture. By taking place at Kodaira’s much-loved furusatomura, this performance of Itoayatsuri Ningyou marionette theater, also dating back to the Edo period, is designed to give visitors an all-round opportunity to enjoy Edo culture.

Program    Yaoya Oshichi (Gidayu audio recording) 
        Tsurionna (Tokiwazu live performance)

Performers Puppets, Yaoya Oshichi : Isshi Yuki, Keita Yuki, Tamiko Yuki,
Puppets, Tsurionna : Isshi Yuki, Keita Yuki, Tamiko Yuki, Nobuhisa Kaneko etc.
Joruri: Yaedayu Tokiwazu, Monjudayu Tokiwazu,
Shamisen: Tozo Tokiwazu, Yaichiro Tokiwazu,


Itoayatsuri Ningyou ISSHI-ZA/Isshi Yuki
Isshi Yuki, Itoayatsuri Ningyou ISSHI-ZA
The third son of the late Magosaburo Yuki the 10th, in 1972 he assumed the name Isshi Yuki the 3rd. In 2003 he became independent from Youkiza and founded Edo Itoayatsuri Ningyou-za in 2005. The name was changed to Itoayatsuri Ningyou ISSHI-ZA in 2015. As well as performing classical Edo marionette theater works, he has tackled works by Kenji Miyazawa, Euripides, Bataille, Brecht and Artaud amongst others, and performs overseas to high acclaim.
In 2015 Yuki was invited by the University of Bologna in Italy to perform “Excerpts from Classical Works and Artaud 24 heures Encore” on the theme of tradition and the avant-garde. At the same time, he held workshops for students and a public symposium with Artaud researchers over the course of three days. Isshi is constantly making new discoveries in classical marionette theater and creating a succession of experimental theatrical forms for his new works, collaborating with people beyond the confines of the marionette genre.


Tamiko Yuki
Itoayatsuri Ningyou ISSHI-ZA
3F, 2-14-21, Gakuennishimachi, Kodaira City, Tokyo 187-0045
Tel:+81-(0) 42-201-5811
Fax:+81-(0) 42-403-0653


Kodaira-furusatomura(Kodaira City, Tokyo)