Thousand-mile Eyes (puppet head). This piece falling into the mythological and monstrous category portrays a character named Thousand-mile Eyes, a deity in ancient Chinese legends worshipped by the folk for his super ability of seeing things one thousand miles away. He usually appears with another deity nicknamed Follow-wind Ears.
Follow-wind Ears (puppet head). This piece of puppet, belonging to the mythological and monstrous category, shows the image of Follow-wind Ears, a character in Chinese legends and folklores who has the super ability of hearing sounds where the wind goes. Both Follow-wind Ears and Thousand-mile Eyes, enjoying equal popularity, are household names with super magic in China.
Nine-head Lion (puppet head). This piece of puppet, also belonging to the mythological and monstrous category, portrays Nine-head Lion, the monstrous character in the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West, who was originally the riding animal for Taiyi Zhenren in heaven and descended on earth to be a vicious monster without the permission of its master.
Dragon King of the East Sea (puppet head). The mythological character Dragon King of the East Sea, as the head of the dragon kings of the four Chinese seas and kings of all aquatic creatures, is believed to be in charge of rains, thunders, floods, tides, tsunamis, etc. There are controllers hidden behind the eyes and the jaw.
Red Painted Face (puppet head). Good at presenting fighting scenes, Zhangzhou Puppet Show boasts diverse designs for characters of men of action, which is called hualian, meaning “painted face”, in Chinese operas. These characters are further categorized into subgroups based on different colors of make-ups, with or without beard. Red hualian or painted face signifies the personality of righteousness and integrity.
Zhou Yu. Zhou Yu was a general and strategist of the state Wu during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD) known for his good look, proficiency in music, and expertise in military strategies. This piece portrays a handsome Zhou Yu with dignified and elegant bearing. The helmet with erecting feathers indicates his identity as a brave and able military commander.
Lord Guan. The worship of Lord Guan, the deified image of Guan Yu, the renowned general in the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD), is an important part of the folk religion of Zhangzhou as well as the traditional culture in Fujian province. He is believed to be the deity who brings peace, fortune and wealth to people.