In the scorching summer sunshine, a fresh breeze blows down from t he mountains, gently sending the spikelets and the blades of rice leaf swaying back and forth like ocean waves.This magical scenery is the Chishang Autumn Rice Harvest Festival site that brings together song, dance, visual art, poetry, and literature, perfectly showcasing Taitung’s unique charm. Works of installation art sculptures are generously scattered and perfectly blending in amongst the quiet rural landscape. Although throughout the year, the constant work of farming, raising children, preparing food, and putting on festivities leaves the people of the Rift-Valley with hardly a moment to rest, they go about it in a calm and unhurried manner which exudes a serenity on par with that of their surroundings. Any traveler passing through the County Highway 197 will surely appreciate the beauty of the lifestyle here, where artwork and the ever-present fragrance of the field combine to form a delightful backdrop for daily life.
炎炎夏季，縱谷的山邊不時吹來陣陣清新微風，翻湧陣陣金黃稻浪。池上秋 收稻穗藝術節，集歌謠、舞蹈、藝術、文學於一體，在靜謐鄉村裡，以天地為舞 台，在縱谷裡輪番上演著，展現台東的無窮魅力。在田野間，還能看見隱藏在風景 裡，飽含深意的藝術作品。農、食、育、遊，大地的慶典隨著四時節氣流轉，沒有 一刻可以閒下來，卻又是不慌不忙、悠哉自在的帶著旅人領略縱谷的美好，在縣道197，與藝術共同呼吸田野的芳香。