Figure of Taiwan's Santaizi at a Japanese High School Festival Attracts Great Interest
TECO in Osaka set up a booth on campus for this year’s culture festival, to give local people some examples of Taiwanese culture, and information about studying in Taiwan. Taiwanese culture was represented in the form of a figure of Santaizi, traditional puppets, and oolong tea.
The smiling Santaizi wearing an ancient general’s uniform and modern sunglasses attracted many students and parents to look and take photos. The students welcomed him very warmly and described him as “cute”. Some parents and children bowed respectfully before the figure of Santaizi when they learnt that Santaizi is one of the traditional Taiwanese protection gods.
The Hannan High School principal Shiomi Yoshinari thanked TECO in Osaka for its great efforts toward making this year's culture festival “more varied and richer in content than ever before!”