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2010-06-22 Dragon Boat Festival, Lukang, Taiwan--Part 2  印象分數:85印象分數:85印象分數:85印象分數:85印象分數:85

Dragon Boat Raceàstand our lucky eggs at noonàmake our own fragrant sachetsàMastu TempleàOld StreetàHome

  

We wandered in active Old Street and bought snack from lines of busy stalls—beat bans, drinks, cakes, roasted sausages, roasted squids, etc. Then my younger sister happily headed to make her own fragrant sachet of Dragon Festival in 2010. They gave participants packages including needlework, piece of fabrics, fragrant powers, cottons and decorative balls. All you have to do is sewing it into tigers, symbolic animal for 2010, and full cottons and powers inside, which entertained my younger sister so much to stay two hours to learn with patient assistants.

  

What about me? Lingered in lively Mastu Temple. Mastu is the goodness of the sea helping countless fishermen surviving from challenging ocean. With gratitude in years, temple has been splendid with skillful carvings, colorful paintings, red bricks on roof, lines of lanterns hung around, and carved status decorated in pillars,etc while original shrine keep in simple and quaint decoration as it was hundred years ago, a surprise to me. Religious prayers came to climb through saint palanquin, line up for free traditional pancake, and mostly worship to Mastu. I strolled to appreciate artworks from unknown skillful craftsmen and observe faithful people, showering in sincere and scared atmosphere. And different angles offered new surprises in this historic temple, fascinating magic of temples in Taiwan.

  

 

 Volunteering cookers of free traditional pancake:

 

climb through saint palanquin:

 

After hours of strolling and sewing, we all agreed home was sweet and homemade “tzung tzu” was more attractive than traffic jams. Back for “tzung tzu”! 


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