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
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Iida Puppet Festa : Everyone Can Take Part by - Seeing, Playing or Supporting -
Iida Puppet Festa 2015
What's New?

Application for IIDA Puppet Festa 2018 has begun.

IIDA Puppet Festa, the largest Japanese festival of puppetry art, will reach 40th anniversary in 2018, when the Festa will be held on a larger scale than usual.
It will be held from August 3 to August 12,2018 The 30th anniversary in 2008 saw a great deal of performances by about 270 troupes, including 13 invited from abroad, 80 invited from Japan and many other voluntary.
In 2018's Festa as well, we will invite 10 to 15 wonderful works of puppetry art around the world.
We are looking forward to your applying from all over the world.
Application forms are to be accepted until May 31.

The guide for application > Download here(pdf)
Application Form for Iida Puppet Festa 2018 > Download here(excel)
What is the Iida Puppet Festa?
In a word, it is the largest puppet festival in Japan, held in Iida City every year in the beginning of August.
Featuring professional troupes from Japan and abroad, as well as various amateur and student groups, and with a full spectrum of styles from traditional to modern gathered in one place, Iida City truly takes on a puppetry patina while the Festa is in full swing. To say nothing of the Japanese troupes, the participation of many unique troupes from abroad adds to the flavor, and there are an incredible 480 stage performances in total.
There are also a multitude of fun events, including the adult-oriented gMidnight Theaterh, the gWai-wai Paradeh of puppets and puppeteers who wind their way through downtown Iida, and the gWaku-waku (exciting) Workshopsh, which provide a chance to learn the basics of puppetry.
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