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16 Jun - 18 Jun

The Koryu Nishikawa Troupe presents: Hachioji Kuruma Ningo

By Localiiz Branded | 11 May 2023

Event Information

START DATE 16 Jun 2023
END DATE 18 Jun 2023
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburg Place, Central

Header image courtesy of the Hong Kong Leisure and Culture Services Department

The Koryu Nishikawa Troupe is a traditional cart puppet company from Japan visiting Hong Kong for the first time for three selected performances. The company has selected “Kuruma Ningyo,” one of the many forms which the craft takes in the late Edo period, to showcase to Hong Kong audiences the essence of Edo puppet theatre. Kuruma Ningyo requires only one puppeteer seated on a kuruma (cart) to manipulate a ningyo (puppet) in smooth and detailed movements, and this traditional folk repertoire is often accompanied by live music.

Learn more about the performances and get your tickets here.

Hong Kong Leisure and Culture Service Department

The Cultural Presentations Section (CP Section) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is responsible for organising cultural programmes. Our mission is to cultivate an ecology conducive to cultural flourishing. We aim at raising our cultural literacy and transforming our society to become more humane, complete and competitive through making arts a part of our lives. About 1000 activities, spanning a wide variety of arts forms and tastes to appeal to the entire community are staged annually in LCSD performance venues territory-wide. These include star-studded spectaculars, distinguished local companies and young talents. About half of the activities organised are arts appreciation programmes with a view to enhancing appreciation by audience, some of them are specially designed to cater for students and the community. With the close link of Hong Kong and the Mainland, we acknowledge the need to meet the demand for more outstanding Chinese troupes, which can illustrate the rich tradition, fineness and diversity of Chinese culture; and a galaxy of exciting Chinese programmes are presented. Building on the strength of our being a place where Chinese and Western cultures interact, we also encourage cultural exchange activities.