November 20, 2012

November 24 - December 1: Ainu Shadow Puppet Project

In a series of encore performances from their show last year, the members of the Ainu Shadow Theater Project will be putting on several shows starting November 24. This unique collaboration will bring together Ainu music with shadow puppets to retell the creation legend of the Ainu people.

You can join the event group on Facebook for the Tokyo performance for exclusive information and sneak peeks, and they even have iPhone covers available featuring some of the shadow puppets!

Definitely catch the show nearest you! But just in case you can't, you can also watch last year's performance on demand.


Ainu Shadow Puppet Project
Poro Oyna –The Legend of the Superhuman Aynurakkur

Tokyo Venue:

Date: November 24, 2012
Time: OPEN 18:30 START 19:30
Date: November 25, 2012
Time: OPEN 16:00 START 17:00

Asahi Art Square, Asakusa
Super Dry Hall 4F
1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Tickets: Reserved 3,500 yen / Day of 4,000 yen
Reservations can be made here:

Info: Asahi Café Night Execution Committee
Inquiries: P3 art and environment 03-3353-6866 (Weekdays 12:00-19:00)

More information available (in Japanese) here:


Nagareyama (Chiba) Venue:

Date: November 27, 2012
Time: OPEN 18:30 START 19:00

Nagareyama Culture Hall
1-16-2 Ka, Nagareyama-shi, Chiba

Tickets: Reserved 1,500 yen / Day of 2,000 yen
High School & under 700 yen / Special Parent&Child Pair Tickets 2,000 yen

Reservations & Information:
Nagareyama City Lifelong Learning Center 04-7150-7474
or Nagareyama City Culture Hall 04-7158-3262


Shiraoi (Hokkaido) Venue: 

"Stories of the Ainu Gods"

The Ainu Shadow Theater Project will be featured as part of a special 70th anniversary commemoration event for the NHK Muroran station.

In addition to the Ainu Shadow Theater Project will be storytelling from Shizue Ukaji's storybook "The Song of the Cicada" together with her embroidery work as well as traditional dance performances from members of the Ainu museum.

Date: December 1, 2012
Time: OPEN 13:30 START 14:00

Shiraoi Central Hall (Chuokan)
1-1-1 Honcho, Shiraoi-cho, Shiraoi-gun, Hokkaido
Admission is free, but you must receive an entrance ticket 
by contacting the NHK Muroran station.
TEL: 0143-22-7271 (weekdays 9:30 - 18:00)
(Tickets will be available only to the first 500 applicants)

Shadow Puppet Direction: Larry Reed
Story: OKI
Script: Tetsuro Koyano
Shadow Puppet Design: OKI, Kohey Kawamura
Music: OKI & Marewrew, Kohey Kawamura
Shadow Puppet Performance: UrotsuteNoyako Bayangans


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