If ever there was a chance for a trip to the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, should not be a surprise that they should pay a visit to the House Shadow Puppet Subsin Suchart. It is situated at 18.10 If Thammasok 3 Road. Suchart Subsin uncle is a master of shadow puppets and puppet maker most able of the province. He inherited the culture of puppet making and control, and has been recognized both nationally and internationally. In addition, maintaining Thai culture in his art through the use of Thai musical instruments in their performances. He also received the Thailand Tourism Award in 1996 for his house puppet Excellence in the category of Cultural and Historical Site. Suchart Shadow Puppets Subsin House is also a source of income, production and sale of shadow puppets, which shows how to make puppets, and an area to display the tools and collections of international shadow puppets.
Suchart Subsin uncle was born on July 2, 1938 in Sa Kaew village, house number 138 Moo 3, Sa Kaew sub-district., Tha Sala district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province. He finished grade 10 Wat Sa Kaew school and had learned to make shadow puppets for Mr. Nookao Thong, who was a shadow puppet maker working in the province. He continued to learn until he was able to create, design and make shadow theater-style patterns of ancient and contemporary. Moreover, Mr. Suchart Subsin also acquired the ability to write poetry and screenplays shadow puppet play. In the house of Mr. Suchart Subsin is that there are demonstrations of how to make puppets and puppet plays representations of shade for those interested. It is an important site in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and there are both Thai and foreign tourists who come to visit and see demonstrations. The shadow play Suchart resulting from the use of high quality skin, so that the puppets are considered high level. Its quality also becomes a valuable export product.
In the house of Mr. Suchart Subsin, home of the famous shadow puppet maker of Nakhon Si Thammarat city, there is a powerful smell of cow skin, and the echo of shadow puppet-making tools for all day. This is the spell that keeps the place full of life, and makes it an inspiration which earned him the gratitude of His Majesty the King after a performance in 1984 to keep alive the ancient folk art in these modern times.
Interesting things in the House Shadow Puppet Suchart
1. Shadow puppet museum house
It's a big 2-storey building together with the shadow puppet shows inside. There are many characters, including angels, giants, governors, the principal actors, actresses, comedians and female ghosts. In addition, there are shadow plays that come from all over the world, inside and outside Thailand, as puppets of central and northeast (Pramote Uthai) Thailand, India, Indochina, Turkey and Indonesia (Wayang Kulit). Some old shadow puppets from different eras, as old as World War I to World War II, through such famous characters as Theng Nui, Kaew, Samoh, Sai Nui, Lang Kwan Muang, and more. There are also displays of musical instruments have been used in plays of shadow puppets.
2. Souvenir shop
Inside the house shadow puppet, there are many beautiful and delicate patterns of shadow puppets for sale you can buy souvenirs or gifts.
3. The shadow puppet making demonstration
Mr. Suchart Subsin addition, there are also family members who help make shadow puppets and can drill many beautiful colors in the skins of puppets. Viewing this show is not only impressive, but if you like a tourist, you can buy the dolls.
4. The shadow puppet plays
The room is a small stage, outdoor building that can hold about 30 people. Subsin Suchart and his age, has spent his retirement years, continues to perform the plays shadow puppet by having your child play musical instruments, along with their stories. The stories do differ on many issues, from politics to drugs, and each story has its own set of gags to entertain the audience. The audience group determines the work that will, depending on whether children or adults, or if the audience is particularly interested in seeing a performance in particular. Again, there are many beautiful puppets available for sale as souvenirs or gifts.