DONDORO was founded by solo artist Hoichi Okamoto in Tokyo in 1974. The unique style of DONDORO has been developed by using life sized puppets and masks to
conjure emotional worlds of the deep unconscious. His technique which combines traditional Japanese thatre forms like bunraku and noh with elements of modern
mime and dance has provided creative innovations upon Japanese puppet traditions. Unlike traditional bunraku or modern mask plays, Hoichi Okamoto's emphasis is on
discovering the wonder and charm of the puppet itself rather than illustrating a story. The intipulator lead the audience into realm of passion, dreams and mysterious