The man was doing embroidery of the Eight Sacred Treasures

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Shot at West Central District in Tainan, Taiwan
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While walking in the center of Tainan, there was another workshop. This was also a workshop that makes the "Eight Sacred Treasures" curtains for the altar. The Eight Sacred Treasures is an auspicious motif of the eight hermits of Taoism.

There are several craftsmen working in the workshop. The Eight Immortal Paintings are unfamiliar to Japanese people, but they are accepted by people from all walks of life in Chinese society and are very common. The people of Taiwan are very religious. In addition to praying at temples in town, each household seems to have an altar to display the Eight Sacred Treasures.

The wooden frame was covered with a red cloth. The cloth had a rough sketch on it. And there was a small pair of scissors and a large pair of scissors on it. When I pointed the camera at him, the man looked serious and tugged at the thread. He stretched his arm upward and the thread stretched straight up. And he continued doing embroidery.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10138

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

May 11, 2017

Modified On

October 27, 2020

Place

Tainan, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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