Shokichi, craft doll shop, man who has magic fingers in Tokyo
This craft shop is called "Shokichi" in Yanaka - Nezu - Sendagi area.
What's noteworthy is the craftsman - Mitsuaki Tsuyuki's fingers. He is the finger technician.
What he has been making every day in this workshop is very elaborated puppet. He first draws face on a small clay with his "magic" fingers and paint colors, which takes approximately one week to make one puppet.
Actually this "Shokichi" is not just a workshop but also as a theater where he plays the puppet show to audience. This implies that fingers, which crafted dolls, also gives a soul into dolls.
With this very unique doll performances including more than 10 different doll performance and puppet drawing pictures, you will be certainly filled with laughs and excitement.
Shokichi's performance show is a must-see, as dolls, which already looks like real, play like real.
He is probably one of the rare traditional craftsman's in Japan who has "magic fingers" to "make" and "play".
・Finger Performance Play (30 min.)
Adult: 500 yen per person
Elementary school kids and under: Free
【Program】Always Laughing/Drunkard/Kendama (cup ball), etc.
※This is pantomime, no need to understand Japanese.
・Doll draw a portrait (10 min.)
1,000 yen per person
・Custom order doll creation
40,000 yen for one doll (includes a set of kimono wearing and wood deck)
International shipping is available.
- 10:00〜18:00 （Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. Except for holidays）
- 3-2-6 Yanaka, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
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