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Magazine of ARTS

Nine-Headed Dragon Ficus

Genre: Documentary
Format: Digital Video
Length: 1’40“
Year: 2004

This big ficus grows in the countryside of central Taiwan. It is known as a thousand-year-old tree with miscellaneous roots and thick and tortuous trunks. It is like the body of dragons intertwining with each other. So it has become the belief center of the local people. People use their imagination to name it Nine Headed Dragon the Ficus God.
Look at it surroundings.Is it like a ceremony for Son of Heaven?
It seems like that if you were an emperor, you  should have to come over here to pray. It’s a gift from heaven.
However, people of realistic attitude can also fine here a  good place to go enjoying the cool and have a leisure under hot sunshine.