Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stolen Puppets

8 puppets were stolen out of a van in Portland, Oregon.
Photos of two of the missing puppets, The Princess and the Daimyo, can also be viewed here:

Here is a description from the owners:
The characters are all Japanese, in very detailed costumes made mostly of silk. Their heads are paper mache (no molds were used to create them), wooden hands, bunraku-style. The other missing characters are: Issun (Little One Inch Boy)- two versions- one, about 20" tall in a blue shirt and green pants, and the other about 30" tall in a light blue shirt and gold and while pants. There's also the Daimyo's messenger, Grandma, Grandpa, and a Kappa (a strange Japanese mythical creature who has the shell of a turtle, arms and legs like a frog and the beak of a bird). If anyone sees these (or has seen these) anywhere, please let me know! I figure these days, with the internet, they could appear anywhere. Not sure when the van was robbed, it was parked since the end of June. Interestingly, they left several characters and even the sound and light equipment.

If you see them, contact Tears of Joy Theatre:


CupKake Artillery said...

tisk*tisk* whats this world comming too?

Carol Dean said...

That's just really sad.

Grooveycrafts said...

I was going to same the same as carol. They were gorgeous.