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SANBASOUMAWASHI HAKOMAWASHI

SANBASOUMAWASHI

 "SANBASOU MAWASHI"
 
 

One of the typical New Year celebration Performances in Shikoku is a puppet show called Sanbasoumawashi. It is said that it started about 300 years ago. A puppeteer and a tuzumi (hand drum) player carrying four puppets of Sanbaso(Senzai,Okina,Snbaso) and Ebisu in two wooden boxes(wicker trunks were used in montinregions) visit houses during the New Year holidays and perform a puppet show at the gate.

After hanging strips of white paper to Kojin(god), the puppeteer predicts and celebrates good harvests and a year without disease or disaster using the four puppets(dekos). In the past, the performers of Sanbasomawashi visited houses on predetermined dates; consequently, Sanbasomawashi became a well-established New Year's ritual and custom and was practiced for a long period of time.


However, most of the performers went out of business. By the late 1960's, the tradition disappeard from cities and towns and could be found only in some farm villages in intermediate and mountainous area.

We inherited the SANBASOUMAWASHI.

HAKOMAWASHI



Performing on the roadside: “Hako Mawashi”

 
 

Hako Mawashi” means puppet theatre performed as street shows. “Sanbaso Mawashi”, for example, used to be a ceremony performed at each house for the New Year to pray for good harvests and a year without disease or disaster. It progressively became the main New Year ceremony in Shikoku. Dolls of the god Ebisu were also frequently displayed in fishing communities to pray for a good catch. Puppeteers travelled with their dolls inside wooden boxes, either alone or as a couple in the case of husband-and-wife shows: the artists toured the country and performed on street corners. “Hako Mawashi” puppeteers toured small villages and remote mountain communities where larger troupes would not go, and made the Awa(Tokushima) and Awaji style of puppet theatre known throughout Japan’s rural areas. However, that form of art had almost disappeared by the 1960’s.

 We have Revival transmit,tradition research activities of "Hako Mawashi"




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ebisu@me.pikara.ne.jp


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