But what about the puppets. Well, that would show up soon enough.
As you can tell, the puppets are in the water. Originally, it was a way for the villagers to entertain themselves during the flooding that would become a pervasive part of the agricultural economy as defined by the rice harvest. This form of entertainment would develop into this water puppet performance, which now seems to only exist in tourist spots.
Of course, the puppeteers came out after the performance.