Harigoma & Noroma Puppet Performances

Noroma Puppets have entertained the masses for many years with their humorous stories. Originally a form of farce offering comic relief between the acts of Sekkyo Puppet performances, Noroma Puppets are now designated as one of Japan’s important intangible folk culture assets alongside Sekkyo and Bunya Puppets. The Niibo area on Sado Island has a long, rich history of puppet theater. This summer there will be six weekend performances featuring two distinct styles: Harigoma and Noroma Puppets. Usually these performances rove from door to door, so this is a rare chance to see two styles in one place.


Jul. 27 (Sat)–Aug. 11 (Sun) on Saturdays & Sundays at 13:15 (6 performances in total)


Niibo Administrative Service Center (2F)
Niibo Uryūya 501, Sado, Niigata 952-0106


Adults 500 yen, Ages 6–14 300 yen


Folk Entertainment Performance Committee


“Resounding Island–Sado” Project Info Center
Tel. 050-5305-5135 (Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00 until Aug. 31)

Hours during EC:
Open 10:00–19:00 from Aug. 16 (Fri) through Aug. 18 (Sun).