Legendary fifth-generation Japanese puppet master Koryu Nishikawa V returns to Toronto March 8th

Legendary fifth-generation Japanese puppet master KORYU NISHIKAWA V returns to Toronto with HACHIOJI KURUMA NINGYO for the company’s first full-scale production in Canada with live shamisen players and chanters.

The company will perform three female-focused stories from classic Japanese literature: KUZUNOHA, about a mother’s undying love for her child; TSURI ON’NA, a comical piece about “fishing” for a wife and YUGAO, a new work from Nishikawa based on a story from Murasaki Shibibu’s classic epic The Tale of Genji

Kuruma Ningyo, literally means “puppets on wheels,” referring to Nishikawa’s unique technique in which the puppeteer sits atop a three-wheeled dolly, adding an element of dynamism and power to each of these awe-inspiring female characters from classical literature.

Don’t miss this rare chance to see a full-scale production with live chanters and shamisen players.

Date:  Fri, Mar. 8, 2019

Time:  7pm

Tickets: – in advance or at the box-office night of

$35 General admission

$30 JCCC Members

Location:  JCCC – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre , 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5

Phone: 416 -441-2345