What: The Dragon Theatre Puppet Group Presents Kintaro and Eugene Taiko
When: Saturday, October 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, 503-585-7012 www.willametteheritage.org
Cost: $4 per person, and includes admission to the museum that day
Kintaro at 1:00 pm.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Dragon Theatre Puppet Group brings ancient and modern tales from around the world to life with its colorful puppet show Kintaro, a Japanese folk tale.
Kintaro is a mythological story about the boyhood of a real historical person named Kintaro, a model figure for Japanese boys. The story begins with Kintaro in the forest. He has only animals as friends, who teach him the qualities he needs to become a well-loved samurai.
The group performs with hand-crafted, authentically costumed puppets. The puppet shows are based on stories that have been handed down from generation to generation in China, Japan, Korea, and the Pacific Northwest.
Eugene Taiko at 2:00 pm.
Eugene Taiko is a community-based Japanese drumming ensemble that has been performing for audiences throughout Oregon since 1989. Taiko simply means “drum” in Japanese, but Eugene Taiko truly brings its drums alive with powerful beats and spellbinding rhythms. Performing modern interpretations of traditional pieces as well as their own compositions, the members of Eugene Taiko bring their energetic enthusiasm to each of the group’s performances.
Japanese craft activities for kids of all ages will also be available.