Received in mid August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap.
Stolen information no. 1:
Source: Baidu Encyclopedia
Stolen information no. 2: (not the English translation of the above Chinese passage :P Sorry I’m a lazy blogger!)
Shadow play or also known as shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated figures (shadow puppets) to create or also known as shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated figures (shadow puppets) to create Shadow puppets are cut-out figures which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source. A talented puppeteer can make the figures appear to walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh.
Ah, the prepaid stamp…