Tagged with puppet

Kugutsu: That’s the way to do it!

Kugutsu: That’s the way to do it!

Out of curiosity I went along to the Little Angel Theatre in Islington tonight to see a Japanese puppet show… and it was the best night out I’ve had in a long time! Kugutsu – An Evening of Japanese Puppetry featured two masters of kugutsu (Japanese puppetry): Shiro Ito and Eimei Katami, who had come to England … Continue reading

Upcoming Japanese theatre in London

Upcoming Japanese theatre in London

There are a number of interesting Japanese or Japanese-related productions coming up in theatres in London over the next couple of months. Here’s a sneak preview… 10th May: ‘KUGUTSU’ – An Evening Of Japanese Puppetry Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, London, N1 2DN Website Direct from Japan to attend Mr Punch’s 350th … Continue reading

Urashima Taro

I’ve just spent a spooky afternoon at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington watching a production of Urashima Taro, by solo artist Aya Nakamura of Rouge28 Theatre. It was spellbinding. I first became aware of the story of Urashima Taro a few years ago when I read the story in a Japanese book for kids: Urashima … Continue reading