Other Opportunities

Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe

This summer Japanese culture program at Nagahama in Shiga is supported by the Tonda Traditional Japanese Bunraku Puppet Troupe, one of the most active groups performing traditional Bunraku puppetry in Japan. During their month in Japan, students receive training in traditional Japanese puppet theater (ningyo joruri or bunraku) while they live with Japanese host families and explore other aspects of Japanese culture (field trips to Kyoto, Nara, the Sea of Japan, etc.). The program is open to college and university students, recent graduates, and even students who have just graduated from high school. For more information or to apply to the program, please contact Hale Sterling at hole400us@gmail.com