Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum
Awaji Ningyo Joruri is a kind of traditional puppet show, which developed remarkably under the protection of the Hachisuka family, the rulers of the Tokushima Domain, during the Edo period. There were over 40 joruri companies on Awaji Island during the early 18th century; however, the number has declined gradually over time, with just the Awaji Ningyo-za left at present. This museum was opened in 1990 at the location where this performing art was born (Sanjo Village during the Edo period), with a collection of dolls and props donated by the noted Awaji Ningyo Joruri company, the Ichimura Rokunosho-za. This company stopped performing around 1970.
■Admission fee Free
- Postal Code
- 2F, Chuo Public Hall Library, 880, Ichisanjo, Minamiawaji, Hyogo
- 10:00 to 17:00
- Mondays (open when a national holiday falls on a Monday), the day following a national holiday, and the Year-end and New Year holiday period
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