INHERIT ー Memories of BLUE

Hachiku-an (Former Kawasaki Residence)

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It is said that the behavior of a ‘ thing’ is determined at the moment it is observed by someone. For a puppet, if the observer is the puppeteer, how much energy flows between the two? The
photographs taken by puppeteer Minoshiro Yoshida show the intimate time and space itself, which is full of intense relationships between manipulating and being manipulated.At the moment when the puppets found in the blue-tinged memories are once again captured by people's eyes, they will behave in a new way.
“Everything might be a dream that a puppeteer dreamed. But I know life is a dream and everything will happen by one’s imagination.”From the photo book “INHERIT”- Memories of BLUE-

Artist アーティスト

Minoshiro Yoshida

Born in Osaka Prefecture, Minoshiro is a puppeteer at the Ningyo-Joruri Bunraku Theatre. In 1988, at the age of thirteen he became a disciple of Minosuke Yoshida III. Since 2014, he has independently organized an Asian tour with the support of the Japan Foundation. In 2021, he published his first book "INHERIT", based on the photographs of Bunraku puppets he has taken over the years. As a notable puppeteer who can play both male and female roles, he plays a central role in the world of Bunraku, and has also taken up a new challenge to the photography scene in earnest.

The Great Bunraku, Kansai TV (2020),

Venue 会場

Hachiku-an (Former Kawasaki Residence)

340 Sanjyo-cho Nakagyo-ku, KyotoOpen in Google Maps
Subway Karasuma or Tozai Lines ""Karasuma Oike"" station, 5 min on foot from Exit 6
Subway Karasuma Line ""Shijo"" station or Hankyu ""Karasuma"" station, 8 min on foot from Exit 22 or 24

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