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Ethnic Cultures of Asia Wayang: Indonesian Shadow-puppet Theater

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

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 13  November 15, 2016 (Tue) - January 15, 2017 (Sun)

  
Wayang Kulit: Dewi Banowati (detail), Second half of 20th century (Gift of Mr. Taeda Tsuyoshi)

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: Dewi Uma, Second half of 20th century (Gift of Mr. Taeda Tsuyoshi)
Wayang Kulit: Dewi Banowati,
Second half of 20th century (Gift of Mr. Taeda Tsuyoshi)