Kataoka Yukio (片岡行雄)

Yukio KATAOKA (November 18, 1934 -) is a Kyoningyo (Puppet from Kyoto) puppeteer.

He originates from Kyoto Prefecture. His father, Mitsuharu KATAOKA, was very popular during his time as a Kyoningyo Puppeteer. He graduated from the College of Law, Ritsumeikan University. He learned about puppet making under his father and was chosen as very skilled traditional craftsman of Kyo (Kyoto). He works as the chair of the Kyoto Kogei Kenkyukai (Kyoto Crafts Study Group).