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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 creative pieces preserve the traditional art of color painting. This style of painting uses lucky patterns based on characters that sound like 「praying for luck and prosperity」in the Taiwanese language. These are the best examples of the fun involved in traditional color painting.Lee Yi-hsing's most important responsibilities are to pass on national traditional art and to lead the effort in temple renovation projects and color painting.The Yung-an Temple of Lugang in the old Ching dynasty's Hsueh Shih camp is where the famous Tang dynasty general Hsueh Ren Kuei is enshrined.Lee Yi-hsing has painted local lifestyles and the history of the general all throughout the temple building.


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