Minxi Puppet Show, Longyan
Minxi Puppet Show is operated with lines and is also called “Kuijue Opera”. From the early period of Ming dynasty the puppet show was introduced from Zhejiang Province to Shanghang County and then transmitted to the Hakka concentrated communities in Minxi, Guangdong and Jiangxi Province. Minxi Puppet Show adopts the melody of Minxi Han opera as its aria, and accompanied by the music instruments including gong, drum, chord, sona, Chinese violin, and accordion. Each puppet is about 80 centimeter-high; their hands are divided into two kinds :civil and military; the forms of their feet include three kinds— bare, on shoes, and female. Each puppet has its own facial expression.