A Century of Craftsmanship: The Wanhua Story
In 2020-2021's "A Century of Craftsmanship--The Wanhua Story," Bopiliao continues telling the stories of Wanhua&rsquo's artisans and craftspeople. This special exhibition takes us back in time, introducing 13 century-old shops in Taipei's historic Wanhua District.
Wanhua is where Taipei began. Area residents’ hard work has left a living record of the city’s origins, tracing the trajectory of its growth. Walk with us down Wanhua’s vibrant streets and lanes, strolling from Bopiliao Historic Block’s original Long Life Teahouse to Taiyo Bookbinding Company and the Rixiang Inn. Along the way, we’ll visit neighborhood Buddhist supply shops, Lao Mingyu Incense Shop, and Fulldone Old Tea, founded in the late Qing dynasty, and then move on to Wanhua’s historic Bangkah Church and Ximen’s trendy landmark, the Red House. By featuring these ten venues in 2020, Bopiliao unveiled one memory after another, shop after shop, highlighting Wanhua’s modern urban vistas and genuine human warmth, ever endeavoring to pass the torch of Wanhua artisans’ hundred-year oral tradition.
We’re continuing Wanhua’s story in 2021, visiting three more century-old businesses: Long Cheng Hao Noodle Shop, Longdu Shaved Ice and Juice Shop, and De’an Herbal Shop. We've invited the writer LIn Liqing to tell the stories of the artisans in these century-old shops in his warmest words.
Taipei took a hit in this year’s Covid-19 pandemic; as a pandemic hotspot Wanhua suffered even more. Stores and businesses have had to grit their teeth and wait of the moment to pass, and Wanhua residents have had to answer to voices from all sides. But regardless of the pandemic’s assault or the changing times, century-old businesses in the district are still carrying on tradition, and families still take pride in their crafts. Bopiliao is inviting craftspeople from those historic shops and Wanhua locals to gather together again in Bopiliao to support and encourage one another. We’ll walk hand in hand with them through a time tunnel, visiting thirteen hundred-year-old shops and venues to experience the Wanhua of yore.
日期時間｜2021.10.07起 每周二到周日 09:00-18:00