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Posts tagged “Temple

Xigang Baotian Gong Temple Festival

Xigang Chingan Temple Jishan Bajiajiang
Xigang Chingan Temple Jishan Bajiajiang

Xigang Chingan Temple Jishan Bajiajiang — 西港玉敕慶安宮駕前吉善堂八家將, Baotian Gong, Temple Renewal, Xigang District, Tainan, Taiwan

On September 19th (this year’s moon festival) Xigang’s newly built Baotian Gong was opened. I spent the day photographing the festivities… Read more at the Taiwan Photographer (more…)

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Fireworks — Kaohsiung’s Wannian Folklore Festival

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Fireworks show at Wannian Folklore Festival, Zuoying, Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Originating from local religious temples’ celebrations, Kaohsiung’s Wannian Folklore Festival is…


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Mariah 陳世旻 (瑪利亞) of Chio-tian Drum Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團)

Mariah 陳世旻 (瑪利亞) of Chio-tian Drum Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團)

I have been travelling in Canada with my family for a couple of months and was pleased to find out my photo was used for the cover of Topics Travel and Culture issue. The article, ‘Drumming Their Way to Respect‘, is about Chio-tian Folk Drums & Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團) — the troupe the Taiwanese movie ‘Dintao: Leader of the Parade‘ was based on.

Mariah 陳世旻 (瑪利亞) of Chio-tian Drum Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團)

Mariah 陳世旻 (瑪利亞) of Chio-tian Drum Art Troupe (九天民俗技藝團) poses for a photo

See full post here: The Taiwan Photographer


Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage 大甲媽祖繞境 — Xingang’s Fengtian Temple (奉天宮)

Xingang's Fengtian Temple (奉天宮), Kaitai Mazu (Taiwan's first Mazu temple), Chiayi, Taiwan
Xingang's Fengtian Temple (奉天宮), Kaitai Mazu (Taiwan's first Mazu temple), Chiayi, Taiwan

Xingang's Fengtian Temple (奉天宮)

The southernmost portion of the Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage 大甲媽祖繞境 is Xingang’s Fengtian Temple (奉天宮). Mazu devotees walk from Dajia Zhenlan Temple in Taichung, through Changhua County, Yunlin County and into Chiayi County in a…

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Creative Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array in Neimen — 2012高雄內門宋江陣

Creative Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array in Neimen — 2012高雄內門宋江陣
Creative Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array in Neimen — 2012高雄內門宋江陣

Zhong Hua Medical College Student with face painted after competing in Creative Song-Jiang Jhen Contest, College Cup in Neimen, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

The 2012 Creative Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array Cup

March 3,4 and 10 at the Zi Zhu Si (Black Bamboo Monastery) in Neimen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012高雄內門宋江陣在紫竹寺


Foguangshan Monks

Monks walking. Foguangshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


Fang Tsung Yin 方宗寅 — Zhen Zhong Troupe’s Chief

Fang Tsung Yin 方宗寅, Zhen Zhong Troupe Leader in Neimen

Troupe chief, Fang Tsung Yin (方宗寅), founded Zhen Zong Art Troupe in 1995. His father was a member of the Hengshan Song Jiang Zhen Troupe (橫山宋江陣) and he naturally followed suit. It was the martial arts aspects of the training that Fang had a talent for and he became a very accomplished martial arts master who was invited to study at the famous Shaolin monastery and martial arts school in China. More information about Zhen Zhong Art Troupe (振宗藝術團) can be found here and here and I hope to write more about them someday.


Black and White Pudu Lanterns

Cheng Huang Temple, Chishan Village, Kaoshiung, Taiwan

Martial Artist

Zhen Zhong Troupe’s (振宗藝術團) martial artist performing in KaohsiungMore information about Zhen Zhong Art Troupe (振宗藝術團) can be found here and here .


Xingang’s Fengtian Temple (奉天宮)

Feng Tian Temple (奉天宮), Chiayi

Went on a family trip to Chiayi. Our friends took us to Bantou (more…)