Fangs of the Sea - Lanyu Tatalas in the morning glory

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Han I Hsu

The photo was taken at Dongging bay on the east coast of Lanyu (Orchid Island). The sunlight in the morning casts on the Tatalas (fishing boat of Tao tribe) and forms an interesting shape, just like the fangs of the sea. In tradition, the "Big Tatala", the one with carved human and wave patterns, is not only used for fishing but also used in the ceremony of flying fish festival from each March to June. The "White Tatalas", uncarved ones, are used for fishing only. Nowadays, after the festival, some of the Tatalas are used to entertain travellers with the experience of taking the Tatala.

Location: Lanyu (Orchid Island), Taiwan

 

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