Category Archives: folk religion

Taiwan’s Techno Gods

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

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Dancing for the Gods

Masked dancers who carry large super life-sized masks and decorations are standard feature in many temple ceremonies in Taiwan.

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A Face In A Crowd

It was an important religious festival in one of Kaohsiung’s most popular temples. The place was packed with a noisy and boisterous crowd. There were drums, gongs, cymbals, firecrackers, shouting, masked performers, people pushing and shoving. I snapped photo after … Continue reading

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Lively Temple Fair

A colorful crowd packs the courtyard of the popular Sanfeng Temple in Kaohsiung City during the Third Prince Festival. See more of my images at

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