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PyeongChang 2018 – Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony – Land of Peace

“Land of Peace” was the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony segment, showcasing 14 Large puppets.

The puppets represent ancient Korean mythical creatures, and created the basis of the Korean culture which has now developed into a high tech world.

Red Circle Projects built 14 rehearsals puppets and 14 performance puppets for the show.


The White Tiger stood at 7m Long, 1.8m Wide and over 3.0m high - controlled by 6 puppeteers. The Human Faced Bird was over 4m tall and became an internet sensation in Korea and Japan overnight.

Concept Designer - Il Hwan Bae

Puppet Designer - Nicholas Mahon


Client:Cheil Worldwide

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony2018 - PyeongChang, South Korea

Red Circle ProjectsDesign resolution, production, installation and maintenance