Originating from local religious temples’ celebrations, Kaohsiung’s Wannian Folklore Festival is…
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.
See full post here: The Taiwan Photographer
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…
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
Monks walking. Foguangshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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.
Went on a family trip to Chiayi. Our friends took us to Bantou (more…)