AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI To develop a successor Awaji Puppet Theatre The members of the club provide direct guidance to children's associations, elementary and junior high schools, high school club activities, and youth groups. Through the activities, many successors are now growing.

In addition, at the local wooden figure making circle, while inheriting the traditional technique of making heads, through exhibitions of works, etc. AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI It conveys the charm of.

AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Successor organization

City Elementary School Local Culture Department

In 1971, it was an elementary school where Awaji puppets were born, and started activities as a club for the purpose of handing down traditional performing arts of the region.
Under the master of Joruri and puppeteering, club activities were proceeding smoothly, but in 1989, with the death of Masako Sumita, who taught puppets, only Joruri was practiced.
Major performances include successor group presentations, Mihara Cultural Entertainment Festival, and other events.
In 1977, it was broadcast on the world's broadcasting stations as a representative of Japan at the TV and radio broadcasting competition, and became the second largest in the world.

Location / 345-1 Ichifukunaga, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Founded / Showa 46
Leader / Tomoya Tsuruzawa

Fukui Children's Association Doll Joruri Club

Showa 46, TSURUZAWA Tomoji Under the guidance of his master, he began practicing joruri, and in 1947, under the guidance of Master Masako Sumita, he began practicing puppeteering. Once a week, with the enthusiastic guidance of both masters and the earnest practice of the children, they continue their activities and show the results of their practice more than a dozen times each year.
In 1989, the Minamiawaji Children's Doll Jorurikan was completed with the tremendous support of Hyogo Prefecture, Minamiawaji, Awaji Puppet Association, and other related parties.

Location / 392 Kashufukui, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Founded / Showa 46
Leader / Tomosho Takemoto, Hirosuke Yoshida

Mihara Junior High School Local Department

In 1983, driven by the enthusiasm of the locals, the local club was established as a Joruri club for the purpose of inheriting traditions, and began practicing narrative.
The following year, it was officially recognized as a club activity, and with the donation of dolls from the Awaji Puppet Association, it started as a club activity in earnest.
Currently, the students themselves perform all three tasks of "dolls, narratives, and shamisen", "live photo morning glory", "Datemusume Koihi Kanoko", "Kiichi Hogen Sansho Maki", and "Kiichi Hogen Sansho Maki". Ebisu-mai The story and shamisen, which play the six external titles of "Sanbaso," and "Sanbaso," are taught by Tomoyuki Tsuruzawa, and the puppet is taught by Tokuzo Yoshida.
Every year, about 30 performances are held both inside and outside the island, including the local area, and the members are working hard to practice every day as a successor to the local culture.

Location / 14-12, 11 locations, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Founded / 1983
Leader / Tomoyuki Tsuruzawa, Tokuzo Yoshida

Nandan Junior High School Local Entertainment Club

In 1983, the local entertainment club was established at the same time as the integrated opening of the former Nandan Town.
Currently, "Ehon Taikoki," "Tsubosaka Kannon Reikenki," "Hidakagawa Iriki," and " Ebisu-mai "4 external titles are being performed.
Students themselves voluntarily work in the three departments of dolls, tayu, shamisen, and so on. AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Is inherited.
At the beginning of its founding, the shamisen and narrative of "Living National Treasure" TSURUZAWA Tomoji He learned how to manipulate puppets from his teacher, Totaro Yoshida, and his disciples continue to teach.
As a successor to the students themselves, they are striving to produce puppet shows not only in the region but also throughout the country by strengthening not only the skills but also the planning, stage creation, promotion and public relations activities.

Location / 3-1 Shiomidai, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Founded / 1983
Leader / Kotaro Yoshida, Yukichi Tsuruzawa

Awaji Mihara High School Local Department

In 1952, the local club was founded.
Beginning with the Soviet performance in 1958 Awaji Puppet Theatre Members are also participating in overseas performances.
In 1982, a doll hall was built in the school building.
In 1993 and 1998, at the National High School Comprehensive Cultural Festival, the students performed all three industries of puppets, joruri, and shamisen, and received the Excellence Award (Agency for Cultural Affairs Director's Award) for the performance at the excellent school in Tokyo. I was invited to stand on the Hino stage at the National Theater of Japan.
Even now, he performs about 20 times a year at home and abroad.

Location / Awaji Mihara High School, Hyogo Prefecture
Founded / 1952
Leader / Yukimi Takemoto, Shinkuro Yoshida


In 1971, a person from Mihara High School's hometown club was invited to the Awaji Puppet Study Group (currently "in 1977". AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI It was renamed as "Youth Study Group").
In 1978, he appeared in the "27th National Youth Tournament Local Entertainment Division" at Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo and received the "Excellence Award". Received the "Tomoshibi Award" from Hyogo Prefecture.
Currently, members other than those from the local club of Mihara High School are joining in and continuing their activities.

Location / 14-12, 11 locations, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture Mihara Junior High School training ground
Founded / Showa 46

Awaji Puppet Performing Arts Group

In 2002, active high school students from that time gathered to form the "Minamiawaji Junior High School Local Entertainment Club OB Association". In 2006, the members were recruited again and the name was changed to "Awaji Puppet Arts Dance Group", and the activity was resumed as a successor group of working people.
The main external subject is " Ebisu-mai I am trying to improve my skills every day while practicing every week.
At the "Fukuo Chosen Race" held at Nishinomiya Shrine on the early morning of January 10th every year, after manipulating the puppets and blessing the participants in the precincts of the goal, " Ebisu-mai It is customary for "Toka Ebisu" to show off.
In addition, he is performing performances inside and outside the island, mainly in the Kinki area.

Location / 14-12, 11 locations, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture Mihara Junior High School training ground
Founded / 2006

Wooden figure making circle

Kobayashi Rokutayu Study Group

In 1993, in Ayuhara, Sumoto City, where the Awaji Puppet Theater Kobayashi Rokutayu was located, the director of the Ayuhara Public Hall at that time gathered volunteers to inherit the local culture, and the Kobayashi Rokutayu Study Group was established for the purpose of producing the head. Let me.
The instructor at the time of establishment was Mr. Masaru Nishiguchi.
We rented a room in the Ayuhara Public Hall, and now the leaders are absent, and while the members criticize each other, we are working on "making swords" in a fun atmosphere.
Although he mainly produces kashira, he also participates in studying the history of Awaji puppet theater, local cultural festivals, and exhibitions sponsored by the Prefectural Citizens Bureau and Awaji Cultural Center.
In addition, he has inherited the local culture by explaining to the children of Aihara Elementary School about Kobayashi Rokutayuza, the history of Awaji Puppet Theater, and how to operate puppets.

Location / 59 Ayuhara Minamiya, Goshiki-cho, Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture Ayuhara Public Hall
Founded / 1993
Inquiries / 0799-32-0382 (Ayuhara Public Hall)

Awaji wood even making course

With the 30th anniversary of the founding of Mihara High School, the "Mihara High School Awaji Puppet Tree Even Doll Association" was established by Mihara High School art club students and volunteer staff in 1981, and was created by a puppet master in Naruto City. Activities begin with Mr. Motomine Un.
From 1983, the "Mihara Community College Kiotozukuri Introductory Course" was started by soliciting the participation of local people, and from 2010, the activity place will be Minamiawaji City. AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Moved to the museum and continues activities.
After Mr. Sakumoto retired, Mr. Ryoichi Fujino will be instructing.
Participating in exhibitions and production demonstrations, as well as doll repair and production cooperation for successor groups.

Location / 880 Sanjo, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Museum
Inquiries / 0799-43-5037

AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Awareness survey of elementary and junior high schools and life history survey progress report of seat members

2017 Agency for Cultural Affairs "Cultural Arts Promotion Subsidy" (Cultural Heritage Comprehensive Utilization Promotion Project) Promotion and Enlightenment Project AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Successor Mirai Juku

Awaji Puppet Association Then, with the assistance of the Agency for Cultural Affairs mentioned above, AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI Increase the number of members of the successor organization, AWAJI NINGYÔ JÔRURI By Dr. Atsushi Oe and Dr. Hideyuki Uesugi of Sonoda Women's University Awaji Puppet Theatre We conducted an interview survey of the seat members.