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Famous Taiwan baby hair brush from the Kuo House of Brush and Ink

Famous Taiwan baby hair brush from the Kuo House of Brush and Ink

The 4th generation owner of Kuo's House of Brush and Ink, Kuo Swei Lin, picked a lucky date and time to go to Taoyuan to help a customer surnamed Luo to make a brush out of a month-old baby's hair.Before removing the baby's hair, Kuo Swei Lin took...
Ultra thin bowl from Ying-ge of Taiwan

Ultra thin bowl from Ying-ge of Taiwan

Thin as cicada wings and light as air, the ultra-thin bowl is made using traditional Chinese pottery techniques and modern porcelain artistry.The delicate and detailed paintings are done by hand by porcelain artist couple Lee Tsun Ren and Wang Hun...
Yuli Daki hand made Taiwanese indigenous culture life

Yuli Daki hand made Taiwanese indigenous culture life

There are 14 recognized indigenous tribes in Taiwan, each with its own culture, costume and lifestyles. Yuli Daki, who is Truku,explains how to tell them apart.Yuli Daki's figurines are detailed and rich in culture, therefore they are popular both...
Pi-li puppetry

Pi-li puppetry

Yunlin is known as the home of glove puppetry. It is the number one place to visit for puppetry fans, and Pi-li Puppetry, also located in Yunlin, is the most famous act in Taiwan.For traditional culture to survive it has to innovate. But with inno...
The 17th Taiwan boat

The 17th Taiwan boat

After five years of planning, the replica of the 17th Century Taiwan boat of Koxinga era was completed and took to the sea.The 1:1 ratio boat is 29.5 meters in lentgh, 7.26 meters in width, main mass of 28 meters wieghs 300 tons.The boat was made ...
The beauty of Kinmen's village at the Folk Cultural Villag

The beauty of Kinmen's village at the Folk Cultural Villag

There are two kinds of roofs for traditional buildings, they are the horse back shaped and swallowtail shaped ones.Horseback varieties are for peasants while the swallowtail versions are only for government officials. But since Kinmen is so far aw...
Magical temple painting specialist Lee Yi-hsing

Magical temple painting specialist Lee Yi-hsing

Walking through Changhua county's Lugang Township, you will come across the name Lee Yi-hsing on many temples.Lee Yi-hsing is a local artist who turns traditional painting into merchandise in a workshop here in one of Lugang's old streets.His crea...
Passing on the Legacy and Innovation-Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts

Passing on the Legacy and Innovation-Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts

Chinese ink painter Jiang Ming-xian vividly captured the essence of Beigang's Chaotien Temple and the five Taipei Citygates all on the same paper.Painter Ho Huai-sung turned old poems into paintings that reflect the most serene feelings people eag...
Calligarphy artist awarded with National Culture Award Kuang-bin

Calligarphy artist awarded with National Culture Award Kuang-bin

The 29th Annual Cultural Award of the Legislative Yuan was given to the 96-year-old traditional painting and calligraphy master Chang Kuang-bin. Chang showcased close to 600 creations in his 2010 exhibition. One scroll which he only finished last ...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The sword casting master Guo Chang-xi

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The sword casting master Guo Chang-xi

The swords collide with terrifying power. The Green Destiny in the movie 「Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon」 along with 400 swords were all made by the sword casting master Guo Chang-xi.After 50 years of casting swords, Guo still goes to Japan to fu...
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