Most of the water puppet shows are generated from very old Vietnamese folk stories, running with Vietnamese traditional music. In my opinion, water puppet shows are very interesting to watch for the first time. The only obstacle is that the Vietnamese language does not allow foreigners to keep track of the show or to understand deeply what it means. However, in comparison to many other countries’ folk shows, a Vietnamese water puppet show is pretty outstanding. Here are some random photos of the wooden puppets taken at a shop in Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Photos by: Nguyen Truong Tung (Tom)