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 Below are details about a workshop in New York City that will introduce you to the 
Japanese form of puppetry known as Bunraku.
 Please note: I don't work for this organization and I will not receive any benefit 
by mentioning it to you.
 The Japanese Society is located near the United Nations Building. The workshops 
are incredibly reasonable (price), and much worth your time and energy. You will 
spend the first part of the day learning about the art form and after lunch (that 
is provided) you will actually observe a performance.
 If you are interested in Japanese culture or wish to learn the language, this 
organization has so much more to offer. See their website. 
 There is another Society in San Antonio and I suspect there are in many cities 
throughout the country. 
 Also see Kamishibai for Kids at
    Ann Marie Grumm
 Former Head Librarian
 Aoba Japan International School
 Tokyo, Japan
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 From: "Moller, Victoria" <>
 Sent: Friday, February 2, 2007 10:50:11 AM
 Subject: Japan Society Event for Educators
  Dear Educator:   I am writing to let you know of an upcoming event for educators 
which will take place on Sunday, February 25th at Japan Society on Japanese 
puppetry arts (Ningyo Joruri), including Bunraku. This program runs 10am-4pm 
according to the following schedule:    10am-12:30pm Introduction to ningyo joruri 
for educators by Professor J. Martin Holman, Japanese Studies Program, University 
of Missouri. LUNCH 2-4pm Observation of a family program on ningyo joruri, 
including a performance.    Martin Holman’s bio is listed below. For more 
information on this Japan Society event for educators, or to register, please visit 
this link: Japan Society, New York - Education or call 212-715-1254.   Regards, 
Victoria Moller Bio for J. Martin Holman J. Martin Holman lived for nearly ten 
years in Japan, where he taught Japanese literature at Wakayama University and 
served as resident director of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in the 
city of Hikone in Shiga Prefecture and the Associated Kyoto Program Center (AKP) at 
Doshisha University in Kyoto. He has also led study programs for American college 
and university students in Japan, in which the participants study Japanese 
language, culture, and theater, with a particular emphasis on the traditional 
puppet theater. My activities also include directing and performing in the 
traditional Japanese puppet theater. I was the first non-Japanese to train and 
perform as a puppeteer in the traditional puppet theater in Japan, and I now direct 
the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, which consists largely of alumni of my programs in 
Japan. Bunraku Bay has performed traditional Japanese puppetry at venues across the 
United States and Japan, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and 
the Iida Puppetry Festival in Nagano.   Victoria Moller Education Associate Japan 
Society 333 East 47th Street New York, New York 10017 212-715-1254 (p) 212-715-1262 
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