The story is told from this character's point of view.
Yoshida's son and Jiro's best friend at the theater.
A puppet maker who sells his puppets to Yoshida, the owner of the Hanaza theater.
A grumpy and often depressed woman who has experienced a lot of tragedy in life.
The owner of the Hanaza, the puppet theater to which Jiro apprentices himself.
A blind man who works as the master chanter at the puppet theater.
The oldest of the apprentice boys and the most superior second only to Kinshi.
He has a handsome face but is very fat.
A nervous boy who stutters when he talks.
The left-handed operator at the theater and is in charge of the apprentices.
The personal assistant of Okada.
Kinshi's mother and seems to be a caring...
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