Ayatsuri Sakon (人形(からくり)草紙あやつり左近, lit. "Doll Puppeteer Sakon") is a manga series written by Masaru Miyazaki and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
Born in a Bunraku family, Tachibana Sakon is trained to become a Bunraku puppet master. With a pretty face, timid character and such reliance and dependence on his puppet friend Ukon.With Ukon on his hand, Sakon instantly changes from a timid boy into a careful, quiet, observant, calculating detective. Quite a contrast to Ukon, who is a chatterbox that is much more into popstars and talking to girls. This uncanny pair can see through the criminal s plots as well as the victim s mind. As Sakon s grandfather once said: "Controlling a puppet is reading the heart. You have to put yourself in the shoe of the one you want to portray."