I had the pleasure of working with a master puppet maker in Japan, Mr. Yoshida.
He makes all the puppets at Dwarf Studio that creates Domokun, Komaneko and many more.
Thank you to Mr. Minegishi, an amazing puppet animator at Dwarf Studio.
Mr. Yoshida was so thorough with communicating with me and explained patiently with the process and all the possible materials to try. Visiting his studio was a lot of fun, seeing all the tools and random materials laying around, it gave me a lot of sparks in trying new materials. If I lived in Japan, I would be visiting his studio all the time…