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Siaolin Night Festival of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines — 小林平埔族夜祭

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Guang Jin Sheng Oil-Paper Umbrella — 廣進勝油紙傘

Meinong Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — 高雄市 美濃區

September 25, 2012, 03:05 UTC (11:05 TPE)

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Caption

The traditional oil-paper umbrella is made with wooden frames and hand-colored paper polished with candlenut tree oil. The traditional technique of making oil-paper umbrella in the Meinong District came to Taiwan from Guangdong Province during the Japanese rule. During its prime years, the number of umbrellas produced annually could go over 20,000. After the 1960s, however, more durable modern umbrellas took over. Guang Jin Sheng is one of the most popular makers of oil-paper umbrellas. Over the years, the owners of the brand have insisted on staying in the business even during the worst time, and thanks to the thriving tourist industry and media reports, the oil-paper umbrella has regained popularity, this time as delicate souvenirs or gifts.

美濃油紙傘起源於日據大正年間,民間人士林阿貴、吳振興延請大陸廣東師傅前來傳授製作紙傘技術進而引進美濃。至1960年左右全盛期時,每年出產兩萬把傘。20多年前,洋傘崛起,紙傘沒落。近年由於旅遊觀光業興起和媒體報導,轉型成手工藝品供收藏、觀賞。其中廣進勝油紙傘由於長久以來堅持純傳統手工,搭配藍染技術,成為聞名中外的老字號。

Location

Asia / Taiwan

Lat: 25° 2' 49.46" N
Long: 121° 29' 0.52" E

Elevation: 38.214

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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