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Fu Hsing Ko Shadow Puppet Troupe

  • Publish Date:2016-02-25
Fu Hsing Ko Shadow Puppet Troupe

Did You Know That … ?

  • The treasure trunks of Fu Hsing Ko Shadow Puppet Troupe (復興閣皮影戲團) contain hundreds of shadow puppets created by more than three generations of puppeteers.

  • The best cowhides are soaked in limewash to achieve a tanned tone and thinness, and handcrafted to give each puppet its unique character. Large, round eyes are given to twistedpersonalities while thinner eyes denote good character.

  • The troupe have trained several accomplished apprentices over the years, including Anne Riston (李安寧), who is now a professional Chinese shadow puppeteer based in France.

Read more about the shadow theater troupe here or scroll down for pictures.