The Homecoming Pilgrimage of Dajia Mazu

  • Taiwan
Audio Tracks 

The first episode of Fragrant Formosa takes viewers through one of the most famous annual religious events in Taiwan. Believers used to spend eight days accompanying the sea goddess Mazu from Dajia (of Taichung City) to Beigang (of Yunlin County) on foot, before escorting her back to Dajia with rituals and celebrations. In this digitally restored version, the film is reunited with its original audio track in Taiwanese, which was banned on release due to the KMT government's Mandarin policy.

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  • Original Title
    The Homecoming Pilgrimage of Dajia Mazu
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    29 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
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