Puppet Show Promotion Center
---By James Su Translated
by Sho Huang
53, XiTun Rd., Sec. 2
Hours: 9 am-11 pm
Yikufang carries children toys and all
sorts of puppets, Chinese opera-style masks and related
accessories. Puppet shows are part of Chinese traditional
folk culture. Over the time, some of the popular characters
from these shows have been so well received that the
puppets themselves have become collectors' items. All
the products at this store, including puppet heads and
costumes, are handmade by experienced puppet artists.
Prices range from NT$200 to NT$5,000. It has been increasingly
difficult to find shops like Yikufang with complete
collections, as traditional skills continue to die out.
Currently, Yikufang has opened branches in northern,
central and southern Taiwan for those who love puppet
shows, in order to share in this traditional heritage
and help aficionados build up their collections.