Puppet show


It is also called glove puppetry which flourished in Ming Dynasty and become an important type of show of puppetry in Qing Dynasty. The performers use their hands to control the state of the puppet and display the exquisite model of the puppet in their hands, thus it is called "show in hands". After Jiaqing period of Qing Dynasty, the light and flexible, compact and exquisite puppet show flourished in Southern Fujian due to its small scale, cheap price and masterly skills. Till now, the glove puppetry is still popular in Xiamen and Zhangzhou.


Recommended place: Sea Heaven of Gulangyu (No.38, Fujian Road, Gulangyu)