Museum of Shadow Puppet
Shadow puppetry arrived in Taiwan more than 300 years ago. Traditionally, shows were performed during festivals, weddings, and funerals. When light is projected onto a white fabric screen the outline and lifelike moves of the puppets can be clearly seen. The puppets are accompanied by a narrator’s voice and music, creating a lively and noisy scene. The museum displays exquisitely carved puppets and props and also has a fabric screen area where you can experience the fun of shadow puppetry first hand.
Main Theme Area: Displays the history of shadow puppetry in Taiwan and the origins of shadow puppetry overseas. Many puppets and puppet show props from the past are also on display.
Special Theme Hall: Introduces Taiwan’s existing shadow puppet companies, their history, and efforts to pass on the art.
Special Exhibition Area: Periodically shows artifacts on loan from collectors or of the collection.
Shadow Puppet Museum → Joss Mutton Restaurant → Xiao Gangshan Recreation Area
How to Get There
Train to Gangshan → follow Zhongshan S. Rd. (Prov. Hwy 1) in southern direction (10-15 min.)