Sunday, October 25, 2009
Door gods, traditional and modern
The doors of Taiwanese temples almost always bear full body-length portraits of door gods, men in classical garb with long beards. The 'door gods' pictured here were photographed at the Jinmen Hall in Lugang. Less than 100m away I came across some interesting 'door-god' style decoration on the entrance of a private house (below). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!