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Buddhist Sacrificial Ceremony


Buddhist Sacrificial Ceremony
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Copyright: Richard Jolley (rkj2175) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 23] (163)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Event
Camera: canon A650is
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-11 8:53
Viewed: 1670
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is part of an event that takes place every 12 years in many cities in Taiwan. It lasts for a month with parades and performing artists.

This beautiful ornate boat on display next to a temple was burned as a sacrifice at the end of the month. I'm sure it took many months to build. Several men lived on the boat for three months.

As a westerner, this celebration was extremely "Eastern." The differences between east and west cultures were never more pronounced.

I wished I would have worn ear plugs when filming a lot of this. Everything was accompanied with a lot of loud firecreackers made louder by the narrow closed-in streets.


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