A Family of Marionette Makers
Mingzhu Fu was born into art. Growing up watching his grandfather’s marionette performances in Quanzhou, China, Mingzhu picked up a knife to craft his own puppets when he graduated high school in 1980. Forty years later, he continues on with his craft, spending up to 10 hours a day on his marionettes. His passion has passed on to his children, who follow in their father’s footsteps, carving and crafting marionettes, keeping the family tradition alive.
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