By incident I walked across a Mazu procession, and I captured these pictures using my cellphone. Mazu and her believers in this procession are from the Songshan Cihyou Temple. Songshan Cihyou Temple was founded by the people in "the 13 streets and villages in Sihko" in 1757, according to the Temple's web site. To this day, the Temple still is a spiritual focal point for people living in the Songshan, Neihu, and Nangang districts in the Taipei city. It is an amazing feeling watching the Mazu procession going by, as if I am still a child and I am free as a kid.

Mazu procession

Mazu procession

Mazu procession

媽祖繞巡

偶然的我與媽祖繞巡的隊伍相遇,用手機拍下這些照片。繞巡的媽祖與她的信徒來自松山慈祐宮。根據慈祐宮的網站,慈祐宮是由「錫口十三街庄」的居民於1757年建造完成。直到今日,慈祐宮仍是台北市松山、內湖、南港區居民的心中要地。看著媽祖繞巡隊伍經過的感覺很奇特,好像我還是小孩子,無所憂慮。