Taiwan Traditional Temple Puppets
17 Jan, 2014 | From Audrey of Taiwan
Tradional puppetry is popular art form in Taiwan. It takes many forms and are performed with greatest vitality. It can be seen everywhere: in government-sponsored cultural events, where traditional puppets are shown in ornamental wooden towers amid gongs and drums; in temple festivals that feature “golden light” (jinguang 金光) puppet shows with simple painted backdrops, special sound and lighting effects, and medium-sized puppets; and even on television broadcasts of puppet shows with elaborate stage settings, edited sound and lighting, special movements, and large puppets.