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

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Little Eight Generals march in Taipei.

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)