Thursday, August 9, 2012

The City of Idols: Chia Yi, Taiwan (嘉義)

Walking through the town of Chia Yi (嘉義), the crowds began to gather and bang drums, carrying their idols on their shoulders with faces painted like monsters.

As if a bomb was dropped in the middle of town, the city fills with smoke and loud bangs. They lay out the firecrackers on the pavement to walk through them while going off, carrying their gods.

After all the excitement the streets and cars are covered in the ashes from the fireworks.
A bus used for carrying idols

Fire Prevention

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