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Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum

Promotion Activities in 2012

Wonderful Ancient Times-Blessing New Birth Exhibition

1.Date:From June to August in 2012
2.Site:Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum (Left External Hulong and Right External Hulong)
3.Layout

Layout

 

4.Explanation Boards and Scenes of the Exhibition ※Please download the full size image.

(1)Introduction Area

Introduction Area

(2)Wedding Rituals Area

 ◎Main Visual Design

Main Visual Design

 ◎Explanation Board-1

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-2

 

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area

 

 ◎Culture Articles

a.Square Bride Cakes

They are often in a gift-package pattern presently.

Square Bride Cakes
 

b.Round Bride Cakes

They are often in a gift-package pattern presently.

Round Bride Cakes
 

c.Six Gifts for the Groom

Including of the shirt, necktie, shoes, belt, neck clip and atch.

Six Gifts for the Groom
 

d.Six Gifts for the Bride

Including of the dress, handbag, shoes, watch, head's decorations, coal and gold.

Six Gifts for the Bride
 

e.Dowries

Cash and Jewelries

Dowries
 

f.Dowries

Wedding incenses, wedding fireworks, leading-road chickens, and bibs

Dowries
 


(3)Pregnancy Rituals Area

 ◎Main Visual Design

Main Visual Design

 ◎Explanation Board-1

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-2

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area

 ◎Culture Articles

a.Flower Grandpa and Flower Grandma

These gods can bless the pregnant women because the souls of fetuses are regard as plants in the Spirits Garden.

Flower Grandpa and Flower Grandma
 

b.Birth Allowance in Taipei City

For promoting the birth rate, every newborn baby can get NT$20,000 as an allowance since 2011. Furthermore, every child below 5 years old also can get NT$2,500 every month as an allowance and many welfare aids.

Birth Allowance in Taipei City
 


(4)Newborn Rituals Area

 ◎Main Visual Design 

Main Visual Design 

 ◎Explanation Board-1

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-2

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area

 ◎Culture Articles

a.Three Days after Giving Birth to a Baby

Formally begin to bath for the baby and use the clear water. Besides, put the osmanthuses, orange or longan leaves, stones and coins in the bathtub.

Three Days after Giving Birth to a Baby
 

b.One-Month-Old Day

In this day, parents will cut hair for the baby and put 3 stones, 12 coins, 12 red eggs and green onions on the baby's head separately.

One-Month-Old Day
 

c.Gifts from Mother's Families

Many one-month-old gifts (hat, bib and shoes) are given from mother's families.

Gifts from Mother's Families
 

d.Four-Months-Old Day

The parents hang 12 cookies on the baby's neck with a red thread, moreover, relatives and friends will use a cookie to touch the baby's saliva and then eat it to bless the baby can stop slobbering.

Four-Months-Old Day
 


((5)One-Year-Old Rituals Area

 Main Visual Design

主題背景板

 Explanation Board-1

Main Visual Design

 Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area

 ◎Culture Articles

a.One-Year-Old Rite

Some offerings for the one-year-old rite
Usually use the glutinous oil rice, stewed chicken with sesame oil and turtleback pattern cake to worship the Bed Deity and Seventh Mother.

One-Year-Old Rite
 

b.Standing on the Turtle Bread

A folklore custom for the one-year-old baby 
The baby stands on the turtle bread to mean that the longevity and wealthy will become true.

Standing on the Turtle Bread
 

c.Symbolizations of these Articles

1.Book:The baby will be a scholar.
2.Seal:The baby will be an official.
3.Calculator:The baby will be a business man.
4.Coin:The baby will be rich.
5.Chicken Leg:The baby will have gourmet's luck.
6.Ruler:The baby will be a worker.
7.Green Onion:The baby will be smart.
8.Calabash:The baby will be fortunate.
9.Soil:The baby will be a landowner.
10Cloth:The baby will be a designer.
11.Writing Brush:The baby will be a calligrapher. 
12.Chopsticks:The baby will be a cook.

.Symbolizations of these Articles
 

d.The Project of Building Happy Families -For Newborn Baby

By the aids from heads of villages and neighborhoods, the Taipei City Government can build a friendly, warm and kind environment for newborn babies living in.

The Project of Building Happy Families -For Newborn BabyThe Project of Building Happy Families -For Newborn Baby
 


(6)Traditional Folklore Belief Area

 ◎Main Visual Design

Main Visual Design

 ◎Explanation Board-1

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-2

 ◎Culture Articles

a.Lord of Heaven Stand

A paper made stand for enshrining and worshiping the Lord of Heaven

Lord of Heaven Stand
 

b.Tiger General

He is apotheosized as the tutelary god because his special and brave appearance. Especially; the tiger general in Xingang Fengtian Temple is very famous because the golden flower in his head and is enshrined on the altar.

Tiger GeneralTiger General
 


(7)Adulthood Rituals Area

 ◎Main Visual Design

Main Visual Design

 ◎Explanation Board-1

Explanation Board-1

 ◎Explanation Board-2

Explanation Board-2

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area

 ◎Culture Articles

1.Seventh Mother Stand

A bamboo-and-paper made stand for enshrining and worshiping the Seventh Mother

.Seventh Mother Stand
 


(8)Festival Ritual Videos Room

 ◎Explanation Board

Explanation BoardExplanation Board

 ◎Scene of the Area

Scene of the Area