"Guan Yu" to apply for Guinness World Record
Updated: 2007-05-25 10:28
A staff member from a Shadow Play Museum cleans the over-2-meter high puppet of Guan Gong on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. [Photo: stardaily.com]
The Chinese Shadow Play Museum in Beijing's Xuanwu District has decided to apply for the Guinness World Record for its 2.008-meter high puppet, which was made in imitation of the famous general Guan Yu or Guan Gong from the Three Kingdoms period.
The Shadow play is one of the oldest genres of drama in China. It came into being during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220) and has a more than two thousand years history. Chinese Shadow is a dramatic form using lanterns to project shadows onto the screen.