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Saturday, April 11, 2009


It seems a certain notorious Japanese cult is becoming well-established here in Fengyuan (Hōgen) 豐原. Several weeks after organizing a festival at the Fengyuan Culture Center, the same pseudo-Buddhist group held another event this afternoon a couple of blocks away from one of my workplaces. I don't know what was being celebrated, but it involved long rows of tents and plenty of flags, all in the same rainbow/European-country color scheme. These pictures were taken in the early evening, when it appeared things were over (and which explains the poor lighting):

By coincidence, there were a couple of Mormon missionaries taking a break in one of the local McDonald's this evening where I was having a quick meal before going to work. Those clean-cut, all-American boys have got their work cut out for them in these here parts.

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