Preserving Sacred Traditions: Tow Bu Kong Temple of Hong Kong Street

By Hiroshi Yamashita

September 2023 FEATURE
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WALKING ALONG Hong Kong Street in George Town, I stumbled upon a hidden gem that continues to uphold Chinese traditions among the local Chinese community. The Tow Bu Kong Taoist temple stands, anomalously safeguarding religious practices that have all but faded away elsewhere. A decade ago, during a visit to this temple, I met a professor from the National Taiwan University, who informed me of the temple’s enduring worship of Tow Bu, a revered Chinese female deity, and Kew Ong...

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Hiroshi Yamashita

is a professor at Tohoku University in Japan.