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It is an entertainment that has existed since ancient times about 2,000 years ago.  by calling the show in this form that the movie Because humans have brought animal skins. to invent into various shapes  of the character and then use the inheritance of shadows

on white  storytelling, music  to entertain by showing Nang Yai regarded as a show

the oldest of Thailand Because it is a performance that combines many valuable arts. because the components in

used to show big movies  whole body big movie dancer Music performance, voice acting, plot  represents

Ancestor's ability to coordinate various arts  Together into a spectacular show.

and has the uniqueness of Thailand

History of Nang Yai

Wat Khanon

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Period 1  ... prosperous era

Phase 2 ... The Stagnation Era

Phase 3 ... Revival

The 4th period ... the successor era

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01

heyday

    The people who initiated the carving of the leather are

Phrakhru Sattha Sunthon or Luang Pu Klom

Originally, Wat Khanon had a large number of cow skins because most of the villagers in the past have a career in agriculture and using cattle labor  When the cow dies, it cuts its skin and offers it to the temple for

put it on the drum After the Kanon checkpoint was canceled, Luang Pu Klom, Teacher Ang Chang Phuang, Kru Bok, Chang Jat, and Chang Chang came to help.

Making big movies since the middle of the reign of King Rama V

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The first large leather set of Wat Khanon built , known as "Hanuman Tawai Waen", but this movie has only been shown a few times.

had to quit Because the leather is big, when being exposed to rain, the leather shrinks and creases.  He therefore came up with a solution. Improved by various methods until finally able

Solved the problem successfully with smooth, beautiful, durable until now.  After that, a big movie was made.

Many more sets, the last set is the set. "Tosakan ordered the city"

With his expertise in craftsmanship, the large leather body of Wat Khanon is beautiful and delicate.

and colorful Until there are more than 400 large leather characters, it is considered that the large leather of Wat Khanon is complete.

All types make the big leather of Wat Khanon able Can be used to play the whole Ramayana story from start to finish

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02

stagnation

Since Luang Pu Klom initiated the Nang Yai show at Wat Khanon,

The Nang Yai show at Wat Khanon is also popular. and build a reputation for being

very much until the reign of King Rama VI western culture came to influence Thailand whether it is a movie

Music, etc., the Nang Yai show began to have fewer audiences. Later, when the World War

The second time, various performances and entertainment, including performances. Nang Yai had to stop because of the state of the country. Along with Luang Pu Klom's death in 1942, the large leather was kept in a clay pavilion or a rice cooker.

The temple was exposed to the sun, it was rained, it was bitten by a dog. Before bringing the big movie to show once was separated for a long time  The actor himself did not perform anywhere.  accessories The big movie shows, such as musical instruments, movie screens, etc., were scattered about. The big skin was left like that without

those interested and lack of maintenance Until more than 30 years have passed

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03

revival

After Nang Yai Wat Khanon stopped The show went on for a long time with foreigners. country to buy Nang Yai from the temple many times, the way of Wat Khanon and the villagers

Refusing to sell and making it important of the large leather, so gathered all the big leather and kept on the cubicle, the old prayer hall packed in large crates

and put a crate of spoons aside which is the care wrong treatment causing damage to the large leather

Later, Permanent Secretary Jaroen Chirapunyo, the abbot of Wat Khanon And the villagers in the community have an idea to restore Nang Yai Wat Khanon. and spread the value handicraft beauty therefore cooperated with academics organizing the exhibition Nang Yai Wat Khanon at River City Department Store, Bangkok

It turned out to be unsuccessful.

Later, in 1989, Phrakhru Sangha Boriban The abbot of Wat Khanon, Phra Nuchit Wachiravut, and the Wat Khanon committee have received a royal blessing to meet with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. on the occasion of the royal day His Majesty therefore presented a report on the large leather of Wat Khanon. There was a lot of damage.

His Majesty gave the royal initiative to Wat Khanon.

keep the big skin  And made a series of new puppets to represent the original set of puppets and also commanded the uninitiated youngsters inherit the puppets. as well as establishing a large Nang Yai Museum in the temple area to preserve The original big leather set was kept for educational purposes.  The museum was completed in 1999. In order to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej On the occasion of the auspicious ceremony Celebrating the 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary  December 5, 1999 and open the Nang Yai Museum at Wat Khanon to the public General has visited since then .

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monk and Phrakhru Phithak Silpakom These two abbots of Wat Khanon are roles. Important in the continuation of Nang Yai at Wat Khanon

Since the Nang Yai show at Wat Khanon has been discontinued for a long time Since World War II  remain inherited Only within the family of people who have played it.

But after the restoration of Nang Yai Wat Khanon Older movie players began to come back to help restore.

big movie show The temple is responsible for taking care of the youth. and manage the new generation to come to work

The duration of the show has been adjusted accordingly. with the era while the show still looks the same

Nang Yai Wat Khanon when it shows more nationwide

It has a wider acquaintance.  Make Nang Yai Temple Khanon It is so famous that it has become a tourist attraction.

Important cultural properties of Ratchaburi province.

succession era

At present, the Nang Yai Faculty of Wat Khanon is considered as the Nang Yai Faculty that is complete in show style  who still adhere to the tradition Strictly preserved traditional folk performances have big skin the largest number and the most complete Wisdom and knowledge are transferred

for the next generation of youth including Nang Yai performances, Thai music and

big leather carving Currently, there are 313 leather characters, the large leather of

All temples are considered treasures. and is under the auspices of the temple It is a treasure that has been preserved for generations to come. It is the only temple that has entertainment.

It belongs to the temple, has a leather body and a complete leather group inherited to this day.

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