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The Bunun-Malahodaigian — 布農族射耳祭

Namaxia Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan — 高雄市 那瑪夏區

May 18, 2012, 01:18 UTC (09:38 TPE)

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Meaning to shoot deer's ears, “malahodaigian” is one of the great traditional rites of the Taiwanese indigenous tribe, the Bunun, for hunting and martial arts.

The tribe chief gathers all clansmen to the ritual field to participate in the ceremony in April or May every year.

Women are not allowed to participate in this ritual ceremony. The proceeding of ceremony includes hunting, shooting deer’s ears, quarries distribution, bones ritual ceremony, and some other banquets.

During the ceremony, the Bunun’s traditional costume and music are also presented.


Asia / Taiwan

Lat: 23° 14' 24.41" N
Long: 120° 41' 50.03" E

Elevation: 591.342

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