my friend brought this puppet head from japanese tample. it belonged to dead person and it was supposed to be burned, cause the spirit of dead man lives in it. he sad that the first night the puppet was with him in one room was really ... extraordinary... but the next day he took it to the tample to get the "magic away".
the tradition of japanese puppets says that thay are dangerous and in the night gets alive. so thay have to be carefully treated. it's really believeable when you look at it...really!