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Pulling the Strings April 11

More than 30 Members enjoyed a slice of traditional Japanese culture in April when master puppet carver Kenji Tada, known professionally as “Ningyo Ken,” visited the Club to introduce his craft. Using full-sized puppets and heads, he explained the history of Awa puppet theater, which is native to Shikoku’s Tokushima Prefecture, and the process of making the intricately whittled deko figures. Photos by Ayano Sato 1. Kenji “Ningyo Ken” Tada and Kazuko Ishihara

50 June 2009 iNTOUCH

iNTOUCH June 2009  

Tokyo American Club’s monthly magazine, iNTOUCH

iNTOUCH June 2009  

Tokyo American Club’s monthly magazine, iNTOUCH