Taiwan is a land created by the integration of many peoples, which has enriched life here, as have the beauty of the mountains, forests and fields. In addition, we’ve invited friends from around the world to exhibit their works here. This symbolizes the beauty of international exchange and friendship.
The design of the Yinhsiung Paradise lantern is based on the shape of Kaohsiung's iconic 85 Sky Tower. The lantern integrates this design with elements of Kaohsiung's pop music culture, merging the Sky Tower and an electric guitar into one. Other charming touches include a purple butterfly and a flower of the Kapok Tree. The interaction of several elements creates a light sculpture that all are welcomed to enjoy.A Hakka Merry-Go-RoundSU,PO-KUANGThe Bu-Ma Dance is a festive custom passed down by the Hakka people for generations. In this lantern, the dance is combined with a merry-go-round, and the lantern’s top is formed by a traditional Hakka oil-paper umbrella, famous in the Meinong area. Umbrellas and plum blossom fairies are used as decorations throughout the lantern, creating a fun celebration of Hakka culture.Tribal Sky WheelWU,YU-XUN
This lantern is inspired by the Ferris wheel, which is then decorated with many elements of Taiwan’s indigenous groups, as well as images of the mountains and sea. Also included in the design is an auspicious “Kalakarana” figure, which is thought to bring good fortune. The lantern is designed to honor and celebrate Taiwan’s aboriginal communities.New Residents of TaiwanYE,TAI-YING
New residents from many places have come to live with us in Taiwan. This lantern, in the shape of an aircraft at an amusement park, is designed to welcome them as they become part of our society, learning new things and making new friends. Chinese characters that mean both “Hello” and “Welcome” help further the lantern’s welcoming theme.Kaohsiung Dragon BoatLIANG,KUN-DE
Annual dragon boat racing is a popular activity and festival in our country. This lantern combines dragon boats with pirate ships, similar to those found in amusement parks. Also integrated into the design is Kaohsiung’s Dagang Bridge. Taiwan’s ambassador of tourism, Oh Bear, is joined by Kaohsiung’s tourism mascot, Tall Bear, on the lantern. They join hands together to celebrate and raise everyone’s spirits as they invite the public to have fun together in the ““Shared Happiness”” lantern area.Kung Fu CupsLIANG,KUN-DE
In this lantern, tea is used as a representation of Fujian-style culture. Incorporating the turning cups found in amusement park with jumping elements that reflect the movements of kung fu, this is a dynamic lantern that adds to the fun atmosphere of the festival.WOW! Charming and Cool NagoyaOne of the three major cities in Japan, Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture has a long history and rich charm. Nagoya Castle is loved at home and abroad, and was selected as one of Japan's top-100 castles. In addition to many sightseeing spots, the food of Nagoya is unforgettable as well! It’s so special it has its own name – “Aichi Prefecture Food”! Please take your time as you appreciate and savor the light of this lantern representing the amazing city of Nagoya, which combines sightseeing spots with gourmet food.Hokkaido. Welcome to SapporoHokkaido lies at Japan’s northernmost tip. Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, and its local economic, cultural and administrative center. The famous Sapporo night view and Odori Park, which is full of natural beauty, are attractions not to be missed. The YOSAKOI Solang season held in Odori Park in the early summer of each year is especially loved by everyone. People can watch the dance performances up close, and they can also join in the dance. Solang is an ancient art of coastal Hokkaido. Practitioners bend down to sing ballads and dance to the songs, like a fisherman catching herring. Thus, Solange is very lively and entertaining!
On the outskirts of the city, one can find the well-known Jozankei Hot Spring. In winter, you can enjoy a warm bath in the icy northland while admiring the cute mascot known as Kappa. In addition to beautiful scenic spots, Hokkaido also has many delicacies, such as fragrant ramen with cheese and Sapporo beer. We welcome you to visit Hokkaido. Soak in the spas, enjoy the snow, and enjoy delicious food!Peace of mind! Aomori PrefectureAomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture in Honshu, Japan, and its apple production ranks first in the country at about 500,000 tons per year. Of these, about 20,000 tons are exported, and Taiwan accounts for about 95% of the exports. Aomori apples are large in size, rich in color, and excellent in taste. They are prized as gifts during Taiwanese festivals, and are rated very highly in Taiwan.
The prefecture’s famous natural landscapes include the Oirase Stream, Hirosaki Park (in particular for viewing cherry blossoms), the world heritage Shrakami Mountains, Lake Towada’s maple leaves and the icy trees of Hakkoda Mountain.Aomori Prefecture has many unique festivals, including the ““Giant Nebuta Lantern”” parade held in August. This is the most famous festival, and one of the ““Three Tohoku Festivals.””
We welcome you to fly to Aomori Prefecture aboard EVA Air. We are waiting to see you in Aomori.Hometown of Washi (Japanese paper): Mino City, Gifu PrefectureMino City, Japan is located in the Nakano area of Gifu Prefecture. It’s home to the clear Nagara River, lush mountains and fresh forests. The local residents preserve their traditions, coexist and prosper with nature, and are part of the long history of Washi paper in Mino. This history extends back more than 1,000 years.
Washi is made from the plant fiber of the Mulberry tree. The fiber is stronger and more durable than the ““Western paper”” used today. The oldest Japanese washi paper in existence is about 1,300 years old.In 2014, the highest quality Honmino paper and its handmade methods were recognized by UNESCO as being an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Every October in the Uken Edo Architectural Historic District in the center of Mino City, the Mino Washi Lighting Art Exhibition is held.
Spring cherry blossoms in Kokura Park, summer fishing in the Nagara River, autumn maples at the Oyada Shrine, and winter snow in Mino City are all must-see scenic spots.See you in Shikoku, Kagawa Prefecture ““Setouchi International Art Festival 2022””
Kagawa Prefecture is located in Shikoku, Japan. China Airlines operates regular flights between Taipei and Takamatsu.
Sanuki Udon, a famous food in Kagawa Prefecture that’s also very popular in Taiwan, is often referred to as ““Udon Noodles.”” One of the town’s most popular attractions is the Greek Windmill in Shodoshima Olive Park. Parts of the film ““Witch's Delivery Service”” were filmed here, and visitors can rent a magic broom for free with which they can take interesting photos.In addition, the artwork called ““Liminal Air -core-”” is a landmark at Takamatsu Port, while the red and white ferry ““Meon”” travels between Takamatsu Port, Megi Island and Ogi Island.
This year, the Setouchi International Art Festival 2022 will be held in the spring, summer and autumn. Expected to be held on 12 islands and 2 ports in the Seto Inland Sea, travelers can enjoy a variety of contemporary art. Please come and experience Japan like you’ve never seen it before.Explore stunning views! Yamaguchi PrefectureYamaguchi Prefecture is the hometown of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the prefecture is famous for producing more Japanese prime ministers than anywhere else in Japan.It’s also famous for its puffer fish dishes and sake, such as the famous local sake called Dassai. The prefecture offers a superb view of Kadojima Bridge. This area is famous for its limestone terrain, and the stalactite cave called Akiyoshidai is very popular. The Motonosumi Shrine, with its vermilion torii tunnel next to the coast, has been rated as one of the ““31 Most Beautiful Scenes in Japan”” by CNN. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Japan. If you have the chance, please visit us in person!Goldfish lanterns are a characteristic handicraft of Yanii in the southeastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Preserved is a 200-year-old street from the Edo era called ““Yanii White Wall Street.”” It’s decorated with goldfish lanterns, and offers a lovely and elegant atmosphere.The Land of Bonding: Shimane, JapanHi, I'm the Shimane Prefecture Tourism Mascot, ““Shimane Cat.””
Shimane Prefecture is located in western Japan and faces the Sea of Japan. It has delicious food from both the mountains and sea! Shimane is called “the place of bonding,” as legend has it that once a year all of the gods of Japan gather here. My hat and scarf have something to do with it! If you look carefully, it is the element you saw in the shrine of the bond. Another nice place is Yushi Garden, where you can see beautiful peony flowers all year round, and the Matsue Flower and Bird Garden, where you can see both flowers and birds. In addition, I actually have a few small ideas related to Taiwan hidden in my villa, under ““Category Tram Shimane Cat No. 2.”” Please come to Shimane to find out.
Last but not least, don't forget to check Shimane Prefecture's Facebook page ““The Land of Bonding - Shimane!””Qingliu Gugo Shikoku Kochi PrefectureKochi Prefecture, located in the southern part of Japan's Shikoku region, is part of a beautiful and rich natural environment. The ever-changing coastline under the bright sunlight is formed by the power of the Kuroshio current. We are also home to the Shimanto River and emerald green mountains, all representative of the natural beauty of Japan.
Kochi Prefecture's mascot, Kuroshio-kun, rides a whale in the majestic and vast Pacific Ocean. The character’s image comes from the Kuroshio current flowing from Taiwan to the coast of Kochi. Although it is often mistaken for a whale or a tadpole, it is definitely the ““Kuroshio”” of the ocean current, so make no mistake!
Kochi Castle is one of the most famous Japanese castles on Nankaido. It was built in the early 17th century. We are the only ancient city in Japan that still retains the castle tower and the main hall of Honmaru. The cherry blossoms around Kochi Castle are at their peak from late March to early April. Visitors can enjoy the blossoms with the majestic Kochi Castle in the background.
Be sure to visit Kochi Prefecture, which is known for its treasure trove of very delicious ingredients!Carnival culture display and National Museum of Saint KittsThe National Museum of Saint Kitts, better known as the Old Treasury Building, built in 1894, is located on Basseterre Bay front and now serves as a heritage site.
Cultural carnival depictions represent our Masquerade, Bulls, Clowns and Moko-jumbies. They are a living tradition of Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis, especially during carnival, and are displayed in their eye-catching and unique costumes.
+ Masquerade: Participants dress in costumes decorated with mirrors and ribbons while wearing tall peacock-feathered headdresses and masks.
+ Bulls: Dressed in red with a bull headdress, the bull charges through the crowded scaring on lookers and stops to dance with unsuspecting visitors.
+ Clowns: Troupe (Participants) dress in floppy and colorful costumes with jingling tiny bells, carry leather whips and cover their faces with masks to hide their identities which represent the Europeans.
+ Moko-Jumbie:Dressed in long colorful gowns, they dance on six to eight-foot stilts to the delight of everyone along the parade route, symbolizing the connection between the living and the ancestors.Belize Blue Hole sceneryBelize is an important friend of Taiwan in Central America. In 2022, Belize and the Republic of China will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. Over the years, the two sides have had close interactions in areas such as economics, trade, tourism and culture.
Belize offers a diversity of cultures and ecosystems. It not only has the second largest barrier reef group in the world, as well as pristine and unspoiled forests, but also a special style that brings together the Caribbean, Mayan, Chinese and Western civilizations. It’s a wonderful place to visit.
This lantern is based on the famous scenic spot, ““The Great Blue Hole,”” which is listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site. Belize is typified by a harmonious interaction with nature, including the sun, beach, coconut trees and lounge chairs. This reflects the tropical style of Belize, allowing everyone to feel the local people's ““go slow”” approach to life.