Nishikawa Koryu V is a true master. You won't regret seeing this performance.
Both presentations in Vancouver are FREE!
To register, click here: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture.htm
I particularly recommend the lecture and workshop, which will offer an inside look at the way the puppets are manipulated, how they work on the inside, and information on Gidayu-bushi, the form of narrative singing and shamisen music (joruri) that provides the story in puppetry performances. (Interpreting provided by yours truly.)