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Puppet Show: “Little One-Inch”

Tiny though you be, you can still realize big dreams, including finding lasting love. So learns Issun-bōshi, diminutive hero of the charming Japanese fairytale “Little One-Inch.” 

As his name indicates, Little One-Inch’s stature is minature. But his adventures are grand, and so is his eventual bliss: he plies a rice bowl as a boat and uses a chopstick as an oar, wields a needle to valiantly defend a lovely princess against a huge ogre, and wins her grateful heart and hand in a happily-ever-after marriage.

Visit Yume at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 4 and enjoy a puppet show about Little One-Inch staged by The Red Herring Puppets. Lisa Sturz, artistic director of the company, is an Emmy award-winning puppeteer who has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, PBS, NBC, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. With her fellow puppeteers, she brings this centuries-old Japanese coming-of-age story to memorable, colorful life.

Seating for this special event is limited. Show tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children ages three to 15. They must be purchased in advance, are non-refundable, and do not include admission to the Gardens. Entry to our grounds, museum, and art gallery is free for members of Yume; non-members will be charged a separate general admission fee, payable at the door.

Event parking is available in the lot inside our main gate on 2130 North Alvernon Way and on East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Please DO NOT park on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume.