“Water puppetry” is a rural tradition born nine centuries ago in the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.
Vietnamese villagers believing that spirits controlled their lives, were trying to satify those spirits –and entertain themselves after a tiring day- thru the “puppets that dance on water” in their rice paddles.
This show is nowadays given in pool stages in theatres such as the one you see on the picture in Hanoi, the capital city.
Puppeteers located behind a bamboo screen, control puppets using long bamboo rods.
Cropped, increased sharpness.
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- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3843)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Scenes of Vietnam [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 21:58