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Nobody quite knows how it started, and there are several competing stories. But somebody or somebodies in Taiwan got the idea to combine traditional religious temple parades and its deities with techno and pop music, and at the same time … Continue reading
Masked dancers who carry large super life-sized masks and decorations are standard feature in many temple ceremonies in Taiwan.
According to the Chinese zodiac this year’s Chinese New Year rang in the Year of the Rooster, year of the chicken in Chinese, but rooster sounds better in English. Here are some photos from the Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, … Continue reading
Zongzi (粽子), or sticky rice dumplings, are a traditional Chinese food made from glutinous rice and various stuffings, such as meat, mushrooms, dried vegetables, etc. They are then wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied up with strings and boiled or steamed. … Continue reading