A space to share Japanese culture.
With no one being allowed to travel anytime soon, Pop-Up Little Japan is a chance to experience some aspects of Japanese culture, right here in Nelson’s ShopFront Theatre. Come along to Nelson’s littlest theatre-space and be charmed and delighted by Japanese puppetry. Plus, learn how to make your own origami ninja!
ORIGAMI PUPPET WORKSHOP
Learn how to fold an origami NINJA and make your own puppet with it!
Saturdays 6 & 13 February at 11am
40mins session includes puppet demonstration by Akiko Miyamoto
PUPPET SHOW – THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs! Here’s your chance to see a fun retelling by Akiko Miyamoto, who will present the puppet show in the style of ‘one story, two languages’.
*NZSL Interpreter provided on 27 February for both shows.
Saturday 20 February at 11am
Saturday 27 February at 11am & 1pm
40mins session includes introduction of Japanese language.
Akiko Miyamoto is a puppeteer, actor, clown and puppet maker who has over 30 years experience in theatre and television, including work in Japan, NZ and around the world. Now based in Nelson, she initially trained and worked with Hitomi-Za Puppet Company in Tokyo. She then travelled the world as a puppeteer, before coming to New Zealand. As well as her performance, Akiko teaches exercise at Multicultural Nelson Tasman.