Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Door with Year Drawing — Year of the Rabbit

Called ‘year drawings’ (年畫), these auspicious symbols — such as an animal of the zodiac as seen here — are pasted on household doors on the last day of the lunar year to protect the family and bring luck. Often seen together with spring couplets. These are an evolution of door gods.

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2 responses

  1. I really like the contrasting green mail box. It makes the photograph far more interesting.

    December 3, 2011 at 4:32 am

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