Iida City Kawamoto Kihachiro Puppet Museum
Iida’s 300 year history of bunraku puppetry has earned it the nickname, “Puppet Theater Town”. Drawing on this puppetry tradition, the city opened the Kawamoto Kihachiro Puppet Museum to help spur development in the town. Many examples of Japan’s master of puppet animation are on display, including ones he is best known for from NHK’s long running TV series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (1982–84) and The Tale of the Heike (1993-94). These puppets are considered works of art as well as traditional crafts.
|Location||1-2, Honmachi, Iida City Map|
|Business hours||9:30 - 18:30|
|Holiday||Closed on Wedenesday|
|Usage fee||Adults : 400 yen HS, JHS, ES : 200 yen|
Access and Parking
By Train:12 min walk or 5 min taxi ride from Iida Station (JR Iida Line)