Lok Kala Mandal Showcases Japanese Puppet Theater

Lok Kala Mandal Showcases Japanese Puppet Theater

A puppet theater was organized today evening by Japan Foundation at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal’s auditorium. The show was co-organized by The Performers and Bharitya Lok Kala Mandal.

 

Lok Kala Mandal Showcases Japanese Puppet Theater

A puppet theater was organized today evening by Japan Foundation at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal’s auditorium. The show was co-organized by The Performers and Bharitya Lok Kala Mandal.

Yumemi Trunk Puppet Theater, an award winning show presented Urashima & Yagi No Ohanashi (The Story of Goat).

Founded by Satoko Yumidate, the performer Hiroyuki Kuwahara won “Best Actor” award at World Puppet Carnival 2013, Indonesia.

The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

Lok Kala Mandal Showcases Japanese Puppet Theater

Story of Urashima & Yagi No Ohanashi:

Once upon a time, there was a fisherman named Urashima Taro, who noticed that few children were bothering a tortoise near the sea. Taro rescued the tortoise and left her safely in the sea.

The next day, a big tortoise came on the sea shore and told Taro that the tortoise he saved previous day was daughter of the King of Sea – Ryuzin. The tortoise asked Taro to accompany him as the princess wished to thank him.

The big tortoise with his magical power takes Taro into the deep Sea and introduces him to the King and Princess. The princess was a pretty looking Otohaim.

After staying for few days in sea, Taro started missing his mother and wished to go back on land. Princess let Taro go back but also handed him a beautiful but mysterious looking box and said, “This box will help you from obstacles, but don’t open it ever.” Taro happily accepted the box and went back to land.

Lok Kala Mandal Showcases Japanese Puppet Theater

When Taro reached his home, he was shocked to see that everything in his neighborhood was changed and there is no where he can see his house and his mother. With curiosity he asked few people about his mother but nobody recognized her. When Taro asked about himself, one of them said that he heard about this man, he was drowned in the waves of sea.

When Taro enquired more, he was stunned to know that he came back on land after 300 years. Shocked and worried, Taro opened the box. Suddenly, he grew old and his back got bend.

A voice came, “I told you not to open that box, because it contains your age”

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