Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

Youkiza Partners Club


The Youkiza marionette company has captivated and delighted audiences since its founding 385 years ago, in the 12th year of the Kan’ei era in the Edo Period. Today, the company returns to its roots and reaffirms its responsibility to pass the rich cultural traditions of puppetry to future generations.

Youkiza is dedicated to training and preservation of tradition even as it navigates the rapid shifts of modern society. Passing on the knowledge and skills of puppetry demands extraordinary time, diligence, and attention to detail. Full-fledged puppeteers are years in the making, and each marionette requires the care and creative vision of an artist to be coaxed fully into form. Curating a centuries-old collection is never easy either!

Great challenges call for even greater commitment from the artists to the performers and to you, our invaluable audience and supporters from around the world. We therefore invite you to engage as partners in this commitment by joining the “Youkiza Partners Club”. The Youkiza Partners Club was launched in 2021, a year also marking the accession of Magosaburo Yuki as the thirteenth descendant of the Magosaburo lineage of master puppeteers, an auspicious occasion as any to keep the light of the Youkiza tradition burning brightly into the future.

We sincerely appreciate your kind and generous support.

December 25, 2020
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Edo Yarn Marionette Youkiza
Representative Director Katsumasa Tanaka (Magosaburo Yuki XII)

Members of the Youkiza Partners Club will receive a tax benefit (deduction). The support money received from the partners will be donated to the public interest incorporated foundation, Edo Yarn Marionette Youkiza

We sincerely hope that you will choose your favorite “troupe” named after the marionette of the Youkiza below and become a member of the “Youkiza Partners Club” that will work together with the Youkiza.

Please use the application form after clicking on the button of the “troupe” of your choice.

Introduction of each troupe (course) [Tax Deductible]

You can become a partner of Youkiza for as little as 5,000 yen per unit.

  • Osome Troupe

    5,000 yen per unit (from Shinpan Utazaimon: Nozaki Mura)

  • Princess Yaegaki Troup

    10,000 yen per unit (from Honcho Nijuushikoh)

  • Oshichi Troupe

    30,000 yen per unit (from Yaoya Oshichi)

  • Masaoka Troupe

    One unit: 100,000 yen (From “Meiboku Sendai Hagi”, the stage of the faithful servant Masaoka)

  • Sanbaso Troupe

    One unit: 500,000 yen (from Sanbaso)

  • Kotobuki shishi (an imaginary divine beast like a lion) Troupe

    1,000,000 yen per unit (from Kotobuki Shishi)

※The period of registration as a partner is from March to the end of February of the following year, regardless of the month in which the registration is made.


■ Tax deduction for donations

■ A limited number of preferential discounts for performances are available until the day of the performance.

■ Invitation to the annual “Thanksgiving Gathering

The timing may vary from year to year depending on the performance schedule of the Youkiza and social conditions.
For those who donate 10,000 yen or more in a year.

■ Invitations to performances hosted by Youkiza

For those who donate 30,000 yen or more in a year, we will invite one person to a performance hosted by the Youkiza.

Those who support us with 100,000 yen or more in one year will be invited to one performance by the Youkiza as a pair.

■ Name listing in Youkiza performance program pamphlet

As a member of the Youkiza Partners Club your name will be listed in our program pamphlet. If you do not wish to have your name listed, or if you have a preference as to how your name should be displayed (e.g. a stage name or nickname), please let us know at the time of your application to the Youkiza Partners Club.

Please note that depending on the timing of your application your name may or may not appear in the latest program pamphlet.

※The deadline for being listed in our program pamphlet for the October 7-11, 2021 performance of “Tsubosaka Reigenki” is Sunday, September 19.

How to make a donation

You can choose from the following three methods of support.

  • ■ Bank transfer

    Mizuho Bank Kichijoji Branch Savings Account 1311736
    Name: Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Edo Yarn Marionette Youkiza Member/Donation Account

  • ■ Post Office

    Name: Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Edo Yarn Marionette Youkiza Member/Donation Account

  • ■ Credit Card Payment

    If you wish to pay by credit card, please access the URL in the support payment e-mail sent by the Youkiza after your application and complete the payment procedures.
    The support payment e-mail will be sent within two business days of your application.
    If you do not receive an email within two business days, please contact the Youkiza ( and let us know.

How to apply

■ Apply from the website

Click on the “Troupe” button above, fill out the form, and send it to us.

■ Application by phone

042-322-9750(weekdays: 10:00-18:00)
+8142-322-9750(Calling from outside Japan)
We will ask you for your name, contact information, and other necessary information.

■ Application by Fax

+8142-322-3976(Calling from outside Japan)
Please print out the application form, fill it out, and fax it to us.
We will contact you by fax.

Application Form

Tax Benefits for Donations

The following tax incentives apply to donations made to the Edo Ito ayatsuri Ningyo Youkiza Foundation, according to the Income Tax Law or Corporate Tax Law.

Donations in excess of 5,000 yen (up to 40% of your annual gross income) can be deducted from your gross income for the year.

Corporate and group members are eligible for preferential tax treatment. Please contact the tax office for details.

Tax Procedures

Once you have paid your membership fee, the Foundation will send you a receipt and a copy of the certificate of your status as a specified public interest corporation.
※We are planning to start the project around the end of the year. If you are in a hurry, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are an individual member, please submit the above receipt and a copy of the certificate issued by the Foundation to your local tax office when you file your income tax return for the year in which you paid your membership fee or donation, and request a refund of your income tax.

If you live in Tokyo, you can also receive a tax credit for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s individual inhabitant tax, and if you live in Koganei City, you can receive a tax credit for Koganei City’s individual inhabitant tax.

Donations designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (donation amount – ¥5,000) x 4%.
Donations designated by Koganei City ordinance (donation amount – ¥5,000) x 6%.

This donation falls under the category of donations designated by ordinance.
If you have any questions, please contact Youkiza (Phone: 042-322-9750).

To the application form