2005 Volume 54 Issue 1 Pages 241-248,1261
Nozoki Karakuri is a street performance. It took place in the 17th century. Spectators watch moving dolls and pictures, and so on, through a glass window in a box. Among the painted pictures, many were drawn from the idea of Buddhist Hell and Paradise. Nozoki Karakuri has been preserved in Fukae town, Nagasaki prefecture. It is one of the cultural treasures of Japanese Buddhism.