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Jinhua Temple

Jinhua Temple
 
Jinhua Temple is a temple building in the townhouse temple type.
Asset Classification: Monument
Address: No. 71, Shennong St.,West Centr,Tainan Cit
Announcement date: 2021/09/23
GPS Coordinates: 120.19656,22.99761
Competent Authority: Tainan City

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Situated on Shennong Street, Jinhua Temple is dedicated to Wenheng Shengdi (Sagely Emperor Weighing Literary Talent, more commonly known as Guan Yu, Guangong, or Guansheng Dijun). Shennong Street was once known as Beishi Street, part of the old Five Canals area. Jinhua Temple started out as the tutelary deity temple of the Hsu family, one of the most prominent clans of the Five Canals area. The original temple was built across the street from the current site when around 70 members of the Hsu family living on Beishi Street brought a statue of Wenheng Shengdi from their hometown of Haicheng County, Fujian in the 10th year of Daoguang Emperor's reign in the Qing era (1830 CE). The temple was moved to its current location in the 2nd year of the Taishō era (Japanese colonial period; 1913 CE). Its layout is restricted by the street and the two townhouses on either side, making it a townhouse temple that showcases how townhouses in the Five Canals area could be converted into places of worship in the Qing era. A post-war renovation project conducted from 1947 to 1948 CE formed the style and layout of today's Jinhua Temple, which has two central structures and an additional baiting (worship pavilion). From front to back, the temple consists of the front gate, baiting, and main hall, with guoshui (small passageway between structures) on both sides of the baiting.

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Zhou Cang shows the image of a mighty military commander, holding a Guan Knife in his hand and placing it next to the Emperor Wenheng
Zhou Cang shows the image of a mighty military commander, holding a Guan Knife in his hand and placing it next to the Emperor Wenheng
Portrait of Prince Guan Ping as a life-bearing body
Portrait of Prince Guan Ping as a life-bearing body
The image of Emperor Wenheng in the town hall as the emperor
The image of Emperor Wenheng in the town hall as the emperor
The main hall of Jinhua Mansion is a sacrificial space, enshrining the main god as the emperor of Wenheng
The main hall of Jinhua Mansion is a sacrificial space, enshrining the main god as the emperor of Wenheng
Hanging eight trigrams willow talisman above the lintel of the middle door of Sanchuan Gate
Hanging eight trigrams willow talisman above the lintel of the middle door of Sanchuan Gate
The walls of the Longhujing are made of clay sculptures of dragons and tigers
The walls of the Longhujing are made of clay sculptures of dragons and tigers
The Sanchuan Gate and the main hall are connected by the pavilion to form a coherent space
The Sanchuan Gate and the main hall are connected by the pavilion to form a coherent space
The height difference of the floor forms the spatial division of the main hall, worshiping pavilion, and Longhujing
The height difference of the floor forms the spatial division of the main hall, worshiping pavilion, and Longhujing
Sanchuanmen’s panels did not draw a door god, but nailed door nails on the door leaf
Sanchuanmen’s panels did not draw a door god, but nailed door nails on the door leaf

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