Hyakki Yumehina: Master Puppeteer Michika Iida performs Manjushaka or Equinox FlowerVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Presents!
Born in Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, Michika Iida is considered one of the leading lights in contemporary puppetry. Her use of life-sized puppets as well as masks to tell sophisticated stories has been called nothing short of mesmerizing. Iida makes a rare U.S. appearance to perform Manjushaka, or Equinox Flower, which links the ephemeral and piteous life of a prostitute to that of a equinox flower. Through stylized movements and dance, her self-made puppets beautifully convey the universal longing for happiness and fulfillment.
Presented in Partnership with Asia Society New York. Sponsored by Japan Foundation, New York.