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NSLI-Y Week 6 拜訪當地廟宇

posted 20 Oct 2014, 01:21 by Unknown user   [ updated 27 Oct 2014, 02:12 ]

On Wednesday, October 8, all ten NSLIY students visited Sanfong Temple and the Sanfong Zhong Street market for a taste of traditional Taiwanese culture.

 The previous Friday, the students took a special cultural enrichment class where they learned about temple and folk culture in Taiwan.  Teacher Gong taught the students about Taiwan’s three main religions (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism) as well as folk beliefs and superstitions (e.g. the goddess Mazu, lucky and unlucky numbers, what gifts to not give in certain social situations).  On Wednesday’s trip, the students could see for themselves all the curious and decidedly “foreign” things Teacher Gong told them about.

 

When the students arrived at Sanfong Temple, they were immediately struck by the brightly and elaborately decorated front gates of the temple.  The students then walked through the temple, exploring the different rooms filled with incense, altars, and shrines to different gods.  Freya remarked that the temple courtyard looked “just like Mulan!”.  The students even got to see Taiwanese women throwing down red blocks to communicate with the goddess Mazu, which they learned about in their cultural enrichment class. 

 

After the temple visit, the students were treated to traditional shaved ice before heading to Sanfong Zhong Street.  There, the students walked through the market, which was filled with traditional Chinese stalls selling many curious ingredients and dried goods, such as fungi, shark fin, and many types of mushrooms.  At the very end of the street, the students wrapped up the trip with a shopping spree at the candy stall—a sweet ending to a day filled with culture.



[2014/10/08] 繼華語中心文化課程談到台灣廟宇之後,學生們趁著星期三的下午搭公車到高雄三鳳宮走一趟。

對於每一個空間裡祀奉的神明,學生們都很有興趣。光明燈、擲筊、燒紙錢等等在課堂上出現的單字,也都在眼前看到。
學生們認真地用眼睛看著,用嗅覺聞著廟宇的味道。伊麗說他很喜歡這裡燒著"香"的味道。
這個下午,學生們在這個空間裡自在舒服的走動著,感受廟宇裡的氛圍,用手機拍下他們眼中的台灣廟宇。

結束後,我們品嚐了粉圓冰也走了一趟旁邊的三鳳中街。除了中藥、茶、乾貨等,學生最有興趣的是糖果店!
美國學生真的很喜歡甜食!尤其安東尼看到他最愛的"荔枝耶果"開心不已!

除了華語以及文化課程的學習,希望學生們透過這些參訪活動,更加感受到台灣文化。



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