Harigoma & Noroma Puppetry Performance

Originating as a kyogen (traditional comedic theatre form) genre to be performed in between sekkyo ningyo puppetry acts, noroma ningyo puppetry is characterized by its humorous story-telling and is known to be one of the oldest forms of entertainment for the common people. It is now designated as a Important Intangible Cultural Property along with sekkyo ningyo and bunya ningyo puppetry forms. In Niibo, known for its rich puppetry traditions even within the island, there will be a double presentation of harigoma (a kadozuke-gei traditionally performed at the front gate to one’s home) and noroma ningyo.

Date & Time

July 14 (Sat) – Aug 12 (Sun) on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, including Aug 14 (Tue) for a total of 11 performance.

All beginning at 13:15~


Niibo Museum of History and Folklore (Niibo)
(952-0106 Sado Niibo Uryuya 492 Tel. 0259-22-3117)


Adult 500 yen, elementary & middle school 300 yen
*Includes museum admission (adult 200 yen, elementary & middle school 100 yen) in addition to noroma ningyo preservation fund.



Harigoma Club

[Noroma Ningyo]

Koei-za (Uryuya)

Shinsei-za (Nagaune)


Sado Tourism Association Tel. 0259-27-5000
Niibo Community Planning Council
Tel. 0259-22-3111 (Niibo Municipal Service Center)

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