Dancing with the gods

TW-80659 from ichehsieh

"Eight generals" is a traditional and religious ceremonial performance, which has its roots in Taiwan's temple culture. The "eight generals" wear gaudy, embroidered clothing, fierce face-paint and straw sandals. They walk with an exaggerated swagger called "tiger steps" and their performance traditionally represented them bringing criminals to justice and protecting the people in the other world.

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