Record of overseas performances

Record of overseas performances

Overseas performance history: 24 times in 19 countries and 2 regions, total of 34 countries and 3 regions

April 13th to May 21st, 1955
1958 Soviet Union (23 performances in 2 cities)

Performances in Moscow and Leningrad. The members consist mainly of Awaji Gennojoza.

January 26th to April 3rd, 1970
1974 USA (16 cities, 25 performances)

Performed in Boston, New York, etc. Awaji Puppet Theatre This is his first overseas performance. Among other things, at the time, performing artists from around the world performed at Carnegie Hall, which was admired for its cypress stage. It was planned by Beate Sirota Gordon, who was in charge of gender equality in the draft of Japan's constitution.

January 24th to February 15th, 1978
1978 France/Spain (4 cities, 11 performances)

Realized as an art exchange project. In France, performances were held at UNESCO headquarters and the Salon des Tinelles. In Spain, performances were held in Madrid and Barcelona. The Kobe West Association was also established on the occasion of this performance in Spain. The circle of international friendship expanded through Awaji dolls.

March 14th to April 24th, 1978
1979 Italy (20 cities, 30 performances)

Invited to ``Puppets of the East and West - International Puppet Festival, the puppets that bring dreams.'' He will perform touring performances, ad-libbing together with Bali's Shadow Puppet, Naples' Guignol, Sicilian Night, and the Czech National Puppet Theater.

October 27th to November 2nd, 1978
1979 Hong Kong (1 city, 3 performances)

Similar to the Italian performance, the performance will be held as part of the ``Puppets of the East and West - International Puppet Festival''.

August 7th to August 16th, 1982
1984 Netherlands/Belgium (2 cities, 4 performances)

We were invited to participate in the comprehensive Japan exhibition "Japan in Rotterdam" commemorating the 375th anniversary of Japan-Netherlands trade. Performances will be held at the Cultural Center Doeren in Rotterdam, and in Belgium at Schar Poord in Knocken-Heist.

March 1st to March 25th, 1985
1986 Australia and New Zealand (3 cities, 25 performances)

Invited to the art festival "Adelaide Festival". A koala from Western Australia, Hyogo Prefecture's sister state, will be presented to the prefectural Awaji Farm Park, and as a token of gratitude, a performance will also be held at the Playhouse Theater in Perth, Hyogo Prefecture. He also traveled to New Zealand to perform at the City Corporation Theater in Wellington.

May 9th to May 20th, 1985
1987 Sweden/Denmark (2 cities, 5 performances)

Performances will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark. During the event, the head-making demonstration by third-generation doll maker Yurakame, who came from Osaka, was also well-received.

November 25th - December 15th, 1992
1992 Spain, Germany, Poland (7 performances in 5 cities)

Invited to the Tolosa International Puppet Festival, Spain. Performances were held at the Tolosa Reidoul Theater in Spain, the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne in Germany, and the Grand Theater in Warsaw in Poland. We also had exchanges with the Henneschen Puppet Theater in Cologne and the Aleckin Puppet Theater in Poland.

November 14th to December 6th, 1994
1994 Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland (7 performances in 5 cities)

They were invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the newly opened Japanese Art and Technology Center in Krakow, Poland, and toured five countries. In Poland, they reunited with the Aleksin Puppet Theatre, and performed a puppet show incorporating Awaji puppet techniques and costumes, which was well received.

February 19th to February 24th, 1996
1996 America (1 city, 4 performances)

Participated in "Hyogo Culture Week" held in Seattle, Washington (an event that also served as a thank you for the earthquake disaster relief efforts received from all over Washington State). Performances will be held at the Broadway Performance Theatre. We had an exchange with the Northwest Theater Puppet Troupe.

September 17th to September 30th, 1997
1997 France (1 city, 6 performances)

Invited to the ``11th World Puppet Theater Festival'' held in Charleville-Mezieres. Approximately 500 groups, including street performer troupes, from 60 countries around the world participated. In addition to the dolls, the special doll exhibition hall also featured doll uchikake, shamisen, and a viewing platform.

November 5th to November 19th, 1997
1997 America (6 cities, 17 performances)

Performed in Cleveland, Warren, Lima, Columbus, New York, and Detroit. Lima also held performances inviting students from the sister cities of Nandan Town (now Minamiawaji City), Goshiki Town (now Sumoto City), and Hokudan Town (now Awaji City), Serina, Banwart, and St. Mary's.

July 30th to August 8th, 1998
1998 Malaysia/Australia (2 cities, 5 performances)

Invited to the "Japan Festival" held in Kuala Lumpur. Performances will be held at the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Theater in Malaysia and at the National Theater Institute in Australia.

March 26th to April 3rd, 1999
1999 Taiwan (3 cities, 4 performances)

Invited to "The First Yunlin County International Puppet Festival". Performances will be held at places such as the Yunlin Prefectural Cultural Center. Eight theater companies from seven countries around the world participated. We also had an exchange with Taiwan's Lightning Puppet Theater Company.

February 22nd - March 6th, 2001
2001 America (5 cities, 9 performances)

Performances have been held in Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Washington, D.C., the American Unima (World Puppet Theater Federation) headquarters, Galouted University (University for the Deaf), etc.

June 18th to June 28th, 2002
2002 Poland (2 cities, 4 performances)

Invited as a guest of the World Drama School Festival commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw University of Drama. He also gave lectures at the permanent hall of the Alekkin Theater Company, with which he had long-term ties, and at the Biawistic Puppet School. At the puppet theater school, we had an interaction with students from the puppet department.

October 16th to 20th, 2003
2003 Taiwan (1 city, 3 performances)

I was invited as a guest to the National Taipei University of the Arts' symposium "Silk Road of the Sea". During the lecture, he also participated in comparative performances of Joruri's Fuiso Shamisen, Satsuma Biwa, and Chinese Erhu. The symposium introduced topics such as the relationship between the transmission of musical instruments and performing arts.

October 5th to 17th, 2004
2004 France/Germany (6 performances in 5 cities)

As an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Paris-Hyogo Prefectural Office, performances were held at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris, the Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne, etc. At the Paris performance, there was a greeting from Governor Ido before the performance. The Paris performance was on the same day as the Kabuki performance, but complaints were made that the performance sold out within two days.

February 10th to March 9th, 2009
2009 Canada and America Tour (7 cities, 16 performances)

At the request of the Japan Society of New York and Canada, the group performed in two countries, from Vancouver, Canada, to Los Angeles, Middletown, Ithaca, Amherst, Williamtown, and New York, crossing the east coast to the west coast.

August 16th to August 22nd, 2013
2013 America (2 cities, 3 performances)

We performed at the Allen Theater in Seattle at the request of Hyogo Prefecture as part of a visiting group commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Washington State Friendship Partnership. They also attended a commemorative reception at the state capitol.

July 13th to July 20th, 2015
2015 Italy/France (2 cities, 4 performances)

At the request of Hyogo Prefecture, they performed at the Japan Pavilion at the Milan Expo, held in Milan, Italy, as a promotion for Hyogo Prefecture. In France, they also performed in Paris, accompanying a tourism PR event.

October 15th to October 20th, 2018
2018 France (1 city, 2 performances)

At the request of Hyogo Prefecture, we performed at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris to promote the Hyogo Prefecture's ``Japonisme 2018 ``Local Charm'' Week - Festivals and Cultural Projects'' held in Paris, France. After the performance, they paid a courtesy visit to Seine-et-Marne, a sister city of Hyogo Prefecture, and held a workshop at a school.

October 3rd to 9th, 2019
2019 France (2 cities, 3 performances)

I was invited to the opening event of Susumu Shingu's ``Modern Utopia'' held at Chateau de Chambord in France. After the performance at the Château de Chambord, we moved to Paris and participated in the 6th Salon du Sake, a Japanese beverage exchange event centered on sake in Europe, where we held a workshop at the event venue.

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