We went to the home is the premier water puppet artist. He designs and produces the puppets out of wood from the ficus tree which he then paints with lacquer in many layers. One of the adventures was getting to his home through the labyrinth of alleyways.
We finally got to a 4 story building which housed his family of 4 and his workshop and on the top floor his theater.
The performance is given in a pool of water by one or two performers standing in the water behind screens.
We were invited to try our hand at moving the puppets. I did try the bird and found it a bit awkward at first but learned to move the bird and the neck and the tail feathers.