Puppeteers Laura and Charlie, with puppets Hotei, the free-spirited monk; Chiyo, the aged man, and Ashikaga Takauji, a sword-wielding samurai from "Tales of Hotei"

Laura and Charlie with (puppets, left to right) Hotei, the free-spirited monk; Chiyo, the aged man, and Ashikaga Takauji (right), a sword-wielding samurai from Tales of Hotei