Village Life: Mazu Festival (10)

A model appear as a traditional Chinese woman for the Mazu festival. She continues to use 21st century technology while waiting for the Mazu parade she is riding on to begin. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A model appears as a beautiful traditional Chinese woman for the Mazu festival. She continues to use 21st century technology while waiting for the Mazu parade float she is riding on to begin. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Racing Pigeons

Pigeons returning to their roost after being out for exercise. Pigeon racing is extremely popular in Taiwan. It is also one form of gambling. Here is an article on Taiwan pigeon racing. http://www.silvio-co.com/pigeons/taiwan.htm Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 1, 2018

Pigeons returning to their roost after being out for exercise. Pigeon racing is extremely popular in Taiwan. It is also one form of gambling. Here is an article on Taiwan pigeon racing. http://www.silvio-co.com/pigeons/taiwan.htm Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 1, 2018

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Village Life: Mazu Festival (7)

A young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Festival (6)

A young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Parade (5)

This young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. It must be a sad story because I never saw her smile. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

This young girl is made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. It must be a sad story because I never saw her smile. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Festival (4)

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Festival (3)

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict a character in a traditional Chinese story/myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Festival

Women's group marching in the Mazu parade. Silou, Taiwan April 15, 2018

Women’s group marching in the Mazu parade. Silou, Taiwan April 15, 2018

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Village Life: Mazu Festival (2)

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict one of the Chinese traditional myths. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict one of the characters in a Chinese traditional myth. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Beigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Village Life: Mazu Festival

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict one of the Chinese traditional myths. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Baigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A young girl is dressed and made up to depict one of the Chinese traditional myths. She rides on a float in the Mazu Parade. Baigong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Cottonwood Hibiscus

The hibiscus tiliaceus is found in Taiwan. A tree with beautiful flowers is pollinated by insects such as the one found in this flower. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 14, 2018

The hibiscus tiliaceus is found in Taiwan. A tree with beautiful flowers is pollinated by insects such as the one found in this flower. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 14, 2018

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Village Life: Coordinated Colors

This Cheng long Village woman is dressed in traditional clothing. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 05, 2018

This Cheng long Village woman is dressed in traditional clothing. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 05, 2018

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Village Life: Listening to a Friend

This Cheng long Village woman was sitting on her motor scooter while listening to a friend. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 11, 2018

This Cheng long Village woman was sitting on her motor scooter while listening to a friend. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 11, 2018

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Village Life: Making Brooms

Ms Hsu is making traditional brooms In a small traditional village in Chaiyi County, Taiwan The brooms are made from palm leaves, a bamboo stick and sugar cane leaves. She told us that when she got married at 19 and moved to this village De Shin Li she had to learn how to make these traditional brooms as did all women living in this village. We had to buy two brooms, one to sweep the ground and the other to clean the ceiling. De Shin Li Village, Puzui Township, Chaiyi County, Taiwan May 10, 2018

Ms Hsu is making traditional brooms in a small traditional village in Chaiyi County, Taiwan The brooms are made from palm leaves, a bamboo stick and sugar cane leaves. She told us that when she got married at 19 and moved to De Shin Li Village she had to learn how to make these traditional brooms as did all women living in this village. We had to buy two brooms, one to sweep the ground and the other to clean the ceiling. De Shin Li Village, Puzui Township, Chaiyi County, Taiwan May 10, 2018

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Village Life: Daily Walks

This man walks every late afternoon from one end of Cheng long Village to the other. That's about 1/2 kilometers each way. He seems to enjoy the walking. He's been generous to allow me to photograph him. Cheng long, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 06, 2018

This man walks every late afternoon from one end of Cheng long Village to the other. That’s about 1/2 kilometers each way. He seems to enjoy the walking. He’s been generous to allow me to photograph him. Cheng long, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 06, 2018

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Village Life: People

An elderly man paused to allow me to take a picture of him. A friend had stopped him to talk. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 3, 2018

An elderly man paused to allow me to take a picture of him. A friend had stopped him to talk. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 3, 2018

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Village Life: Portraits

Children from Chenglong Elementary School look into Tsuneo Sekiguchi's reflective pool at the small fish swimming in the water. The pool reflects a spectrum of light onto the viewer's face. For more information on this and the other five environmental artworks go to https://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com Chenglong Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 3, 2018

Children from Chenglong Elementary School look into Tsuneo Sekiguchi’s reflective pool at the small fish swimming in the water. The pool reflects a spectrum of light onto the viewer’s face. For more information on this and the other five environmental artworks go to https://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com Chenglong Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 3, 2018

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Traditional Taiwan Plowing

Water buffalo and oxen are now rarely seen in Taiwan plowing rice fields. An article in the March 06, 2017 Taipei Times said that there were about 99 water buffaloes in use in Taiwan in 1915. (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/03/06/2003666239) Now big tractors are commonly seen in the fields of Taiwan This ox was plowing a rice field near Shueilin Township in Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 1, 2018

Water buffalo and oxen are now rarely seen in Taiwan plowing rice fields. An article in the March 06, 2017 Taipei Times said that there were about 99 water buffaloes in use in Taiwan in 2015. (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/03/06/2003666239) Now, big tractors are commonly seen in the fields of Taiwan. This ox was plowing a rice field near Shueilin Township in Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 1, 2018

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