The 2016 Hakka Tung Blossom Festival, taking place through May 22, features landscape art as a new approach to promote the event. The 15-year-old festival decided to invite landscape artists to make Tung-blossom thematic art – an unprecedented approach, the organizer, the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC), said. The organizer said it hopes to introduce the Hakka spirit, such as living in harmony with nature and cherishing and passing down traditions, to more people through Tung blossom-inspired art, and hopefully gives a new perspective. Members of the public are invited to appreciate the actual artworks and watch arts performances at the Miaoli Hakka Culture Park, located in Jiuhu Village, Tongluo Towhship, Miaoli County (2:00 p.m. April 24, May 14 & 15), Sanwan Elementary School in Sanwan Village, Sanwan Township, Miaoli County (2:00 p.m. April 30 & May 1) and Wenshui Old Street at Huashu Park, Zhumu Village, Shitan Township, Miaoli County (2:00 p.m. May 7 & 8), according to the organizer. Shuttle buses are provided at the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Miaoli station and Taiwan Railway Administration’s Miaoli and Tungluo stations during the festival, according to the organizer. HAC’s Hakka Tung Blossom Festival website (http://tung.hakka.gov.tw) lists the festival’s events, flower-watching spots and flower status, hiking trails, as well as recommended itineraries in other counties and cities. There are also offers made by Hakka shops and restaurants, as well as some recommended Hakka souvenirs and gifts.