Iida Puppet Festa : Everyone Can Take Part by - Seeing, Playing or Supporting - Celebration of Japan's largest puppet show in Iida City
Iida Puppet Festa : Everyone Can Take Part by - Seeing, Playing or Supporting - Celebration of Japan's largest puppet show in Iida City
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Iida Puppet Festa
Executive Committee Secretariat
Iida Cultural Center
5-5-1 Takaha-chou
Iida-shi, Nagano Pref,
Japan 395-0051
Iida Puppet Festa : Everyone Can Take Part by - Seeing, Playing or Supporting
Overview of the Iida Puppet Festa 2017
Dates held
Tuesday, August 1 ~ Sunday, August 6
Location of the Festa
Approximately 130 Venues in and around Iida City
The number of performances
About 500 performances by 260 troupes
Theme of this year’s Festa
“Summer sparkling, a magic making full bloom of smiles”
Featured Performance:The Puppetry of Kanto ( East region of Japan )
  1. The traditional style puppetry of Kanto
  2. The works popular on TV
  3. The performances by the professional and amateur troupes from Kanto
  4. The series of performances projected by the puppetry festivals in Kanto
Performances by Troupes from Overseas
  • Stageart Theatre Sew Flunk Fury Wit (Denmark) "STØV (HOKORI)" / August 5,6
  • Teatro all'improvviso (Italy) "Scherzo a tre mani" / August 2,3
  • Stuffed Puppet Theater (Netherlands) "Mathilde" / August 4,5
  • Teater Refleksion (Denmark) "Goodbye Mr. Muffin" / August 3,4
  • Yung Shing Le Shadow Troupe (Taiwan) "Journey to the West / Three Stories about Sandbags" / August 2,3,5
  • Nori Sawa (Czech) "OKHOTSK - A Paradise of the Ende”, "Giant Puppet Salamander" / August 5,6
  • La Compagnie Filles en Tropiques (France) "La Taranta di Pulcinella" / august 3,4,5
  • Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Indonesia) Mini performance from "THE TRANSLUCENCE" / August 1
Opening Ceremony

“Opening Ceremony” will be held in the Iida Cultural Hall Auditorium on the first day of the Festa, Tuesday, August 1, at 10:00 AM. This year’s Festa is featuring the puppetry of Kanto, so the work “Issunbohshi” will be performed by Deaf Puppet Theater Hitomi, which everybody can come to see with the Entry Badge.

This Year’s Design: Poster and Entry Badge

Designer: Akane Takaoka ( Office worker from Osaka Prefecture ) Concept: “The theme is that people’s smiles are filling up the streets of Iida City as if by magic. I portrayed the image that a puppet is working magic, turning the cloud into a puppeteer and all the scenery into a puppetry theater. I gave such a story to this poster because I hope that many people will find the delightful atmosphere in it and come and join in the Festa. In addition, I also put in the poster the fine summer sky, a unique appearance of Iida Station and red colors associated with apples, all of which may represent features of Iida City.

フェスタ2017ポスター
Iida Puppet Festa 2017
Poster


フェスタ2017参加証ワッペン
Iida Puppet Festa 2017
Wappen



Iida Puppet Festa
Image Character "Poo"