Arari Puppet House was founded with the purpose of producing puppet show and playing puppet show including exhibition and education at Najeon School in Jeongseon, 1998. It was designated as Ganwon-do Specialty Arts Corporation in 2002. Najeon School was renovated to a puppet museum, and puppets that appeared shows have been exhibited since 2004.
It is 9km of Jeongseon-eup, and it was founded by An Jeongeun who ran the first Korean puppet theater for 30 years. He rented Najeon School as a puppet studio and exhibited a few puppets in 1998. Then, he opened Arari Puppet House on April 30th, 2002. As it displays puppets for shows professionally, the puppets that appeared on world and national shows are housed. Usually, a puppet is being used for one show for long time, the puppets at the museum have a long history, and they are valuable.
Even though it is a rare exhibition, the entry fee is very cheap. Guests can decide how much they pay (minimum fee: 1,000won) and insert money in the collecting box. The puppet house is held annual Jeonseion puppet festival called, ’Jeongseonggokdunorijanji Festival’ that children and adults can enjoy together. It expects that the annual festival becomes a famous festival like Chuncheon Puppet Festival and Mime Festival that citizens of the world can get together.