The Village of Wushe.

Late last year, we visited the beautiful film set recreating a street and school from Wushe, a central Taiwanese town where an uprising by the Seediq indigenous tribe against Japanese rule happened, as portrayed in the Taiwanese epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.

The 3.5 hectare set was built on a hill in the suburb of Linkou by a Japanese arts production team. We strolled on the main street and walked into some of the Japanese-style wooden houses, adorned with props such as old books and household accessories to recreate Wushe in the 1930s.

Since its opening to the public, the set has attracted more than 280,000 visitors. It was ridiculously crowded the weekend we visited and it took the best of me to make sure random heads and arms did not hijack my pictures. Crowd woes aside, it is an incredibly beautiful place to visit – I love a good piece of history.

Kodak UltraMax 800, Canon FTb
Lomography CN 400, Canon FTb

6 comments on “The Village of Wushe.

  1. Those are some awesome blue tights, missy. :) I like. Actually, all of these shots are great, and I am so happy that I was able to scroll through so many of them! What an awesome set. And it looks like you did a really good job on hiding arms and legs. I can’t imagine having to deal with a bustling crowd when you’re determined to get a shot. …actually, that’s a lie. I can. :)

    1. Thank you, Dawn – those tights are the best :)

      I could stand in the middle of the street for a good twenty seconds just to make sure nobody gets into my shot….. :D

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