Edo Marionette Group, Tokyo


Experience another age with this traditional Japanese style of puppetry, handed down from the time of the samurai. When WMDF organisers travel around Japan, we are always on the lookout for amazing acts. Although we found the Edo Marionette Group in Tokyo, the leader is actually a Hokkaido native. Through public puppetry performances, he embodies his belief about Japanese culture having arisen from a close connection to the earth, especially through agricultural origins, even though many Japanese may now have forgotten this history. The group has an impressive CV of taking their message to events around the world, including France, Vienna, South America, Hawaii and more.