Yunlin Puppet Theatre Museum, Huwei Township, Yunlin County, Taiwán
As glove puppetry is a popular art form in Taiwan, you need to make your way to the Yunlin Glove Puppetry Museum for some extra education while traveling in central Taiwan. Originated from Yunlin, Mr. Huang Hai-dai created the possibly most well-known character ever on a glove puppetry show, and that makes perfect sense why this representative museum happened to be established in his hometown.
The museum has a large collection of all kinds of puppets along with their props and costumes. During the visit, you’ll learn the in-depth history and development of glove puppetry in Taiwan. Besides the informative exhibitions, glove puppet shows are held on site from time to time. It’s a spectacle of traditional Taiwanese theatre combining with live instruments and the eye-catching effects with the light, taking the audience back to the heyday of glove puppetry.
The museum itself was converted from a police station and internally still remains the layout and many features of the police station such as cells that used to detain suspects.
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