In a 3x3 meter room, five people are busy playing musical instruments. One plays a harp, another plays an erhu (traditional Chinese violin) while the other hits his drums according to a puppet master’s rhythm.
The master in question is Sugiyo Waluyo — known as Subur — the busiest man in the group. Helped by an assistant, he focuses on reading a handwritten story while playing two puppets. It’s a regular day for the Fu Ho An group from Gudo, in Jombang, East Java.