Village Life: Mazu Festival Parade

A young girl is dressed beautifully and rides a float in the Mazu Parade. These children throw out candy to the waiting audience as the float passes by. Beigang City, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018

A young girl is dressed beautifully and rides a float in the Mazu Parade. These children throw out candy to the waiting audience as the float passes by. Beigang City, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018

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Village Life: Praying at the Temple

A man praying at the Beigang Chaotian Temple. He is holding incense sticks before a large smoky innocent burner/cauldron as he prays. He then place burning sticks in the cauldron. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 4, 2018

A man praying at the Beigang Chaotian Temple. He is holding incense sticks before a large smoky incense burner/cauldron as he prays. He then place burning sticks in the cauldron. 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: 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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