Photo of the Day: Mini 'Eight Generals' march in Taipei

Children dressed as Ba Jia Jiang took part in Taipei's Dongmen Temple parade as part of the Matsu pilgrimage in the city


Little Eight Generals march in Taipei. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Children dressed as Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals, 八家將) are seen in this photo on the streets of Taipei on May 6.

The Ba Jia Jiang were part of a Matsu pilgrimage procession from Taipei's Dongmen Temple. The Ba Jia Jiang are bodyguards of the highest ranked god of a temple, represented by members of the temple bearing weapons, and wearing traditional customs and fierce-looking face paint.

(CNA image)