Pick Up Your Weapon, Even If It’s a Pen: A Conversation with Taipei Illustrator A ee mi

A ee mi, a young illustrators who just started a career in Taipei, uses her creations to raise public awareness regarding social issues with her pen, leading an artistic trend in Taipei that shows people the true power of art.

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Beauty in the Neighborhoods: A Fines Lee’s “Five Senses” Taipei Guided Tour

Fines Lee (李取中), the publisher of The Big Issue Taiwan, sat dowm and talk about his vision and misson of sharing the beauty in the neighborhoods wih us.

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Breaking into the Mainstream: Meet the Spanish B-boy Helping to Grow Hip-hop Dance Culture in Taipei

You would be forgiven for not knowing much about Taipei’s breaking scene. But for Spainish b-boy Krishna, it is alive in Taipei and a subculture that is very much on the rise.

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An Art Festival Never Sleeps — Nuit Blanche Taipei

WORDS BY Takayuki ShinoyamaPHOTOS BY Nuit Blanche Taipei 2019TRANSLATION BY JR Wu, Joe Henley “Nuit Blanche,” or White Night as it means in English, has become a spreading phenomenon around the world recently. Museums, galleries, and art centers that usually open only during the daytime will open their doors at the witching hour to hold…

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Celebrate the beauty of the eastern coast at Taiwan East Coast Land Art Festival

Taiwan East Coast Land Art Festival, a celebration of local indigenous art, music, culture, identity and more in Taitung.

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Summer in Taipei: Calendar of Good Times

Summer is a wonderful time when festivals are all over Taiwan.
Here’s a few festivals that TaiwanScene list for you.

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If Only You Were in a Pair of Traditional Cloth Shoes: Dongtai Cloth Shoes Shop

Dongtai Cloth Shoes Shop (東台布鞋莊) is hidden within an alley of the Chengzhong Open-Air Market (城中市場) off Wuchang Street (武昌街).
TaiwanScene is going to show you how this particular shoe shop mesmerizes tourists, embroiders new ideas on shoe uppers, and custom-made comfort to bring in swarms of orders.

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From Fingertips to Paper: Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments

Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in the field for more than seven years, and the reason that urged her to put penknife to paper was a car accident in her last year of college. Though she already had a job waiting for her after graduation, during her recuperation period Johan couldn’t help wondering about her future path, her field, and her life in general.

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Shaping the Memories of a Century: Master Guo Gengfu’s Life of Mortar Shaping

As one visits temples in Taiwan, the traditional architecture and the decorative crafts of the interior always leave one in awe. Each temple looks and feels like a huge art installation made by way of extraordinary skills, and each of them showcases the devotion and uniqueness of the craftsman.

The Guo-Chen family is one of the few families specializing in the craft of mortar shaping in Taiwan today, and at the head of the family is Master Guo Gengfu (郭亘富).

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Literature Is Alive and Well in Taiwan!

Though it’s become fashionable to declare the death of print media, visitors to this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition would probably disagree with the sentiment. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, 580,000 people attended the 2019 event, which ran from February twelfth through the seventeenth. It’s an impressive number, but not totally shocking. Taiwan is…

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