Master Puppeteer Honored for Lifetime Achievement

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 10, 2003   View Article

Tamao Yoshida, a puppeteer designated as a living national treasure of Japan, recently agreed to appear in 136 bunraku performances in Osaka and Tokyo over the next year. He is 84.

“As you get older, I think it is important to keep active, to keep my body healthy,” he said through a translator.

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