Thursday, April 7, 2011

White-clad cleric

Taoist clerics in Taiwan usually wear black robes, so this one's white, harlequin-like attire caught my eye. I spotted him coming out of Shoutian Temple (受天宮) in the hills above Ershui, Changhua County. The character on his hat (gold on a red background) means Buddha.

The temple itself has an impressive location, yet looks as though it might slide down the mountain when the next big typhoon hits.

The Ershui area is famous for macaques, and we saw several when hiking up to the temple.

1 comment:

  1. Steve, This is Jigong, the drunk monk. In my experience he usually wears patched yellow or black robes. The white ones pictured here are striking. Trust Jigong to buck tradition.