Saturday, October 21, 2006

Triple feature: "Kasho Taisho" puppeteering

Remember "Matrix Ping Pong"? Here are three clips from the same TV special ("Kasho Taisho"), currently produced twice a year in Japan. The performances are essentially an elaborate, modernized version of traditional bunraku puppet shows. The guys in black aren't ninjas; they're puppeteers.

"The Pole Vaulter"

"The Head That Wouldn't Stay Still"

"The Basketball Player's Shadow"

—Mellow Monk

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