水上光舞 炫彩奪目光舞蓮潭 | The Dancing Lights of Lotus Pond
A mystic, sacred force floods Lotus Pond, converging to illuminate the central essence of Kaohsiung. It is here where a laser show will light up the night to bring luck and prosperity to all.
萌兔隊長-ㄇㄚˊ幾 | Captain Cuteness -Machiko 創作者: YUKIJI/雪路
Sorely missed since her debut on the Love River for the 2022 Creative Expo Taiwan, Machiko has returned for the year of the rabbit. As this year's proud Ambassador of the Lantern Festival, Machiko can be seen waving her hands in excitement from the middle of Lotus Pond saying, "Welcome tu (兔) Kaohsiung!"
尋找ㄇㄚˊ幾兔 | Peek-a-boo, it's Machiko! 創作者 : YUKIJI/雪路 Creator: YUKIJI
「可愛療癒 X 融入情境」
Lounging about, Machiko is here at this year's Lantern Festival to wish everyone a relaxing Lunar New Year.
Keep an eye out, Machiko might just hop up in unexpected places! ^_^
OPEN家族－OPEN降落 | The OPEN! Family - The OPEN! Family has Landed
The OPEN! Family
Ready and excited for Lunar New Year, the OPEN! Family has landed. Come take a photo with popular characters such as: Open-Chan, Lock-Chan and Momo.
Ah-Q, the Instant Noodle Guy
It's been long 30 years, and Ah-Q still hasn't graduated high school. Nevertheless, he's got a positive outlook and believes you just have to face your problems. For a reminder to never give up, kick off the Year of the Rabbit by taking a selfie with Ah-Q!
可愛動物－兔高高の洞物派對 | Kao-kao Rabbit and the Party Animals
You are cordially invited to the Year of the Rabbit Celebration! Come welcome in the promising new year with our [party] animal friends like Tall Bear (Kaohsiung's official mascot), Merry Mouse, Clucking Chick, Pink Piggy, Lulu (the Giraffe) and Baby Brother Meerkat. The host of this year's festivities is Kao-kao Rabbit, who is beaming to the tips of his ears with new year's blessings sure to grant you prosperity in life, love, work, and health.
翻轉未來視 | Transforming Visions of the Future 作者:林國慶 | Creator: Lin Gou-ching
-翻轉 X 傳統 X 新創 X 在地符號
-Transformation, Tradition, Innovation, Localization
By the archway at the entrance to Lotus Pond, find characters transformed by local expert, Mr. Lin Gou-ching, in innovative ways that bridge the gap between traditional and international perspectives.
-Look for how he has combined the following characters to allow them to co-exist: Kaohsiung (高雄) and Dazzling Dance (炫舞); Inviting Wealth and Riches (招財進寶) and Pursuit of Democracy and Freedom. (追求自由民主)
光縴蘆葦 | Interlaced Reeds
The reflected, shining light of the reeds symbolizes a love that is simple but resilient, proud yet humble. This is a strong, determined, dreamingly-beautiful love.
兔幾兔幾 | Bun Bun Bunnies 作者: 許家瑞 Creator: Hsu Chia-jui
They're jumping for joy and hopping for happiness!
In the land of the bunnies, messages of hope, happiness, and blessings abound in anticipation of the new year. Catch the joyful bunnies as they work hard by day and enjoy the moonlight at night.
彩兔光廊 | Rainbow Rabbit Trail
Rainbows of hope, peace, and sunshine celebrate the beauty of diversity found under the same dazzling sky.
穿越時空-穿越幸福 | A Journey of Time and Joy
Inside A Journey of Time and Joy is a corridor glowingly lit by LED strips and lighting while outside features two rabbits ushering in the new year. On the side of the installation, look for geometric shapes representing changes in time and space. Journey through the structure to experience the oscillation of light and shadow, a representation of a powerful, collective move forwards, the welcoming of the new year, and excitement for a better future.
穿越時空-星光穹頂 | Traveling through Time--the Dome of Stars 作者:陳進億 Creator: Chen Jin-yi
Light and shadow interplay to form a corridor inspired by the sparkling Milky Way. While natural light shines through during the day, at night, a starry sky emerges. Look for the lucky rabbit hopping through the stars and amongst the geometric figures marking the passage of time. Together, the numerous stars and arcs of time come together to symbolize a journey into the future.
秘境神獸 | The Beasts of Legend 創作者:張超倫 Creator: Zhang Chao-lun
Here from the legend Investiture of the Gods (封神榜) are the extraordinary treasure-guarding beasts of Secret Island. Flashing lights create an effect that you have been transported through time and are stepping into a mystical, startling, astonishing space.
光織湖影 | Lakeside Reflections
Surrounding the Zuoying Confucius temple are lush verdant trees, intricate bridges, and bubbling streams that serve to enhance the natural beauty of the lake and mountains. In Lakeside Reflections, an additional dimension of light further embellishes the land, lake, and sky by blending the virtual and reality in a way that is both visually and spiritually invigorating.
好運龜來 | A Lucky Turtle
Khit-ku is a traditional ceremony where participants implore the gods to let them take home a turtle-shaped figure representing luck, health, and good fortune for the upcoming year. As one of four symbolic mythical creatures, the turtle is said to bring peace and prosperity. This installation is created as a new twist on the tradition and has incorporated local spiritual elements.