326 N. Irwin St.
Hanford, CA, California

Acclaimed master of Shinnai narrative singing, Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI, and master of Kuruma Ningyo puppetry, Nishikawa Koryu V, capture light-hearted friendship and painful love from eighteenth-century Japan in their performance of "Yaji Kita," and "Snow" (Yuki).

Puppets operated by Nishikawa Koryu V and his associate gain voice through Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI. Together they re-create the world of townspeople in "Yaji Kita," a funny travelogue between fainthearted Kitahachi and a prankster, Yajirobei, who claims that he is not afraid of ghosts; and "Snow," a passionate dance number expressing a woman's suffering caused by love.

Tickets: $12 for Clark Center members and registered students, $18 for non-members. For tickets, call the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture at 559-582-4915 or purchase online at Tickets.com (service charge may apply).

Official Website: http://shinnai-usa.org

Added by claw789 on September 12, 2007

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