Photos of Lin Department store for Renaissance Magazine
Hayashi Hyakkaten, commonly called the Lin Department Store (林百貨), is a Japanese era department store that first opened in 1932. Taiwan’s second department store (the first was Kikumoto Department Store in Taipei), re-opened in June this year (2014).
Lin Department Store
I blogged about the old building before Continue reading
I had the great fortune to be able to photograph Liu Kun Hui (劉坤輝), an artisan that has achieved Taiwan’s National Treasure grade status (國寶級).
Gold Craftsman Liu Kun Hui
Liu Kun Hui is 85 years old and began his apprenticeship when he was 15. Continue reading
traditional string-puppet performance art
Jia Li Xi (嘉禮戲) is a traditional string-puppet performance art popular in Southern Taiwan. Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe (錦飛鳳傀儡戲劇團) from A-lian (阿蓮鄉) is Continue reading
I just received Steven Crook’s new Taiwan Guidebook in the mail. Packed with well written interesting information, everyone living or traveling in Taiwan should have one on their bookshelves.Will be available in Page One in Taiwan.
I spent an extremely pleasant morning in Lugu taking these tea field photos for the gorgeously designed Imperial Formosan Tea website.We arrived in the very early morning to a colorful and clear sunrise, took some photos in refreshingly dewy tea fields and drank pots of high quality teas Continue reading