About Us

Mochinosha was founded in 2012 by Canadian artist Daniel Wishes and Japanese artist Seri Yanai. The two met while studying puppetry together at the London School of Puppetry in the UK. Composer and musician Elliott Loran joined the company in 2016.

Mochinosha creates and performs with shadow puppetry, marionettes, rod puppets and glove puppets. They have created over a dozen shows for both adults and children and performed in over 8 countries, 30 cities including Canada, Japan, UK, US and Brazil.
 

Awards

2016.2 BEST NEW PUPPETRY 2015 by Aichi Puppetry Centre("DEBRIS")
2016.4 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD at Suginami Theatre Festival("DEBRIS")
2016.9 Four awards including BEST OVERALL SHOW, BEST VISUAL THEATRE, BEST DESIGN and BEST UNDER-REPRESENTED ARTIST

      at Victoria Fringe Festival ("Space Hippo")
2018.7 PATRON'S PICK, OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY and OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION at Tronto Fringe Festival("Shadow Kingdom")

2019.5 CRITIC'S PICK AWARD at Orlando Fringe Festival("Space Hippo")

Selected Media Coverage

2015.8 FIVE STAR review by Edomoton Sun ("Oni")
2016.7 FIVE STAR review by CBC ("Space Hippo")
2018.3 Featured tour report in "Theatre Yearbook: Theatre in Japan" published by Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute
2018.8 Featured article "LIFE IN SHADOWS" by NOW Magazine
2018.8 FIVE STAR review by NOW Magazine ("Shadow Kingdom")

Our Members

DANIEL WISHES  (Writer / Director / Puppeteer / Glove puppet designer)

SERI YANAI  (Director / Puppeteer / Shadow puppet designer)

ELLIOTT LORAN  (Composer / Musician/Actor)

RYOKO KISHIDA  (Concept art / Promotional designer)

CONTACT US

info@mochinosha.com

Phone: +81-90-6176-7542

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