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Craftsman continues 2,000-year-old puppetry tradition

Folk artist Yang Yazhou paints the head of a puppet in his studio in Zhangzhou City, East China’s Fujian Province, July 1, 2018. Zhangzhou has a history of puppetry going back more than two thousand years. Yang represents the fifth generation of his family to be involved with Fuchun-style glove puppets show, an intangible cultural heritage. He began learning to carve puppet heads when he was nine years old, taught by several masters. Yang said it takes tens of steps to finish carving a puppet-head in about three days. Yang’s sister specializes in dressing the puppets, his brother in puppet performance. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Bin)

Folk artist Yang Yazhou paints the head of a puppet in his studio in Zhangzhou City, East China’s Fujian Province, July 1, 2018. Zhangzhou has a history of puppetry going back more than two thousand years. Yang represents the fifth generation of his family to be involved with Fuchun-style glove puppets show, an intangible cultural heritage. He began learning to carve puppet heads when he was nine years old, taught by several masters. Yang said it takes tens of steps to finish carving a puppet-head in about three days. Yang’s sister specializes in dressing the puppets, his brother in puppet performance. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Bin)

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