Originating from the ancestor folk custom of ¡°playing Bodhisattva¡± in Tang Dynasty, Nanlang Yakou floats would be shown on the 6th day of the 5th lunar month, the birthday of Dragon King. Boasting brilliant color, exquisiteness, and elegance, Yakou floats have strong tour tempo and story-type appeal. Besides, other things that accompany Yakou floats in tour such as top flagships, great umbrellas, and exquisite Guangdong embroideries on colored flags are also typical folk arts. In the 1930s and the 1940s, Yakou floats were shown in Hong Kong and Macao respectively. Yakou floats passed the notice of the directory of the 2nd patch of national non-material cultural heritages in March, 2008.
Yakou floats would be shown on a grand tour on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.
As an original float of Yakou floats, ¡°swing float¡± stresses forging and dynamics. The float core and foot could be replaced at any time, embodying humanistic design. This piece of ¡°festival swing¡± was made by villagers returned from southeast Asia, and is still outstanding till now.
The top flagship embroidered with the head portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen during the period of the Republic of China is still in preservation.Go Back