Saturday, July 19, 2008
Traditional Puppet Theater "Journey to the West"
Today was the first day of the National Traditional Puppet Theater (Bun'raku) of the summer season. It was also the first day of the summer break for school kids. Theater prepares the show for kids as well. "Journey to the West," the title of the show, came from the famous Chinese novella and very popular in Japan so it was very suitable for students with student discount. During the show, students could learn how puppeteers controlled puppets. At the end of the show they took pictures with some puppets. Bun'raku came to Chicago last spring but it was very difficult to obtain a ticket so today's experience really paid off!