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Ethnic Cultures of Asia Wayang: Indonesian Shadow-puppet Theater

"Ethnic Cultures of Asia Wayang: Indonesian Shadow-puppet Theater"

Toyokan Room 13  July 9, 2013 (Tue) - September 29, 2013 (Sun)

  
Wayang Kulit: Raden Arjuna, Central Java, Indonesia, 20th century (Gift of Mr. Danarto)

Wayang is a form of shadow-puppet theater which uses traditional puppets of Indonesia. Wayang plays are based on famous epics, they are performed spontaneously through the dhalang's improvisations. Performances are carried out through the night.
Current exhibit includes:
Wayang Kulit: Raden Arjuna, Central Java, Indonesia, 20th century (Gift of Mr. Danarto)
Wayang Kulit: Raden Kurupati, Central Java, Indonesia, 20th century (Gift of Mr. Yokoyama Heishiro)
Wayang Kulit: Prabu Duryudana, Central Java, Indonesia 21st century (Gift of Mr. Matsumoto Ryo)