Glove puppetry has been a very big part of the entertainment industry in Taiwan for centuries. It is a type of Chinese opera that uses glove puppets to tell stories, including the popular folk tales.
Those have seen a Budaixi performance would agree that every puppet under the hands of puppeteers seems to have a soul and character. When the hands of the puppeteers are off, the unmoving puppets are just an art piece themselves.
Visitors can’t take a puppet opera show home, but bringing back one or a couple of puppets is quite an easy thing to do.
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