This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Jiro - The story is told from this character's point of view.
Kinshi/Yoshida Kinshi - Yoshida's son and Jiro's best friend at the theater.
Hanji - A puppet maker who sells his puppets to Yoshida, the owner of the Hanaza theater.
Isako - A grumpy and often depressed woman who has experienced a lot of tragedy in life.
Yoshida - The owner of the Hanaza, the puppet theater to which Jiro apprentices himself.
Okada/Saburo - A blind man who works as the master chanter at the puppet theater.
This section contains 275 words
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