Ruiyuan Cotton Print Lantern Life Culture Museum
Bright and eye-catching Hakka printed cotton, printed with blooming peony flowers is what you will find here. Hakka printed cloth is a type of Hakka traditional attire. It has become a characteristic of the Hakka people, and embodies the memories of the ethnic group. Hakka printed cloth is not only used to make clothing, but also headscarves, lunch towels, sleeves… When you see this printed cloth, a series of life scenes in your memories will reappear suddenly. The Hakka Cotton Print Lantern is a symbol of celebration for the Hakka people. Hang up lanterns at the time of New Year, weddings, childbirth, and shop opening to light up the happiness and warmth of the family.
In 2002, with the help of the Community Development Association, the only Cotton Print Lantern Museum in Taiwan was established in Luye Ruiyuan Community in Taitung. The cultural hall was remodeled from a farmer’s classroom. Hand-made printed lanterns of various shapes and sizes are hung, conveying a strong rustic style. The lanterns developed and produced by the museum are popular. Domestically, they are sent to the Presidential Palace, the Executive Yuan, the Legislative Yuan, and other government agencies. Internationally, they are exported to the United States, Japan, and South Korea. The museum currently also accepts orders for printed lanterns from private groups.
Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
Closed Days: Open all year round
Contact number: 089-580492
Address: No. 156, Tongxing Road, 15 Neighborhood, Luye Township, Taitung County