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Last day of Kew Ong Yah Celebrations in Butterworth tonight of 7th. October, 2019   Leave a comment


Last day of Kew Ong Yah Celebrations in Butterworth tonight of 7th. October, 2019

Last day of Kew Ong Yah Celebrations in Butterworth tonight of 7th. October, 2019
Last day of Kew Ong Yah Celebrations in Butterworth tonight of 7th. October, 2019
Last day of Kew Ong Yah Celebrations in Butterworth tonight of 7th. October, 2019

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang   Leave a comment


Puppet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

puppet is an object, often resembling a human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a person called a puppeteer. The puppeteer uses movements of their hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet’s mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppeteer with the puppet are typically used in storytellingPuppetry is a very ancient form of theatre which dates back to the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made from a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They range from very simple in construction and operation to very complex.

Two simple types of puppets are the finger puppet, which is a tiny puppet that fits onto a single finger, and the sock puppet, which is formed and operated by inserting one’s hand inside a sock, with the opening and closing of the hand simulating the movement of the puppet’s “mouth.” The sock puppet is a type of hand puppet, which is controlled using one hand that occupies the interior of the puppet and moves the puppet around. A “live-hand puppet” is similar to a hand puppet but is larger and requires two puppeteers for each puppet. A Marionette is a much more complicated type of puppet that is suspended and controlled by a number of strings connected to the head, back and limbs, plus sometimes a central rod attached to a control bar held from above by the puppeteer.

rod puppet is constructed around a central rod secured to the head. A shadow puppet is a cut-out figure held between a source of light and a translucent screen. Bunraku puppetsare a type of Japanese wood-carved puppet. A ventriloquist’s dummy is a human-shaped puppet operated by a ventriloquist performer’s hand; the performer produces the puppets voice with little or no movement of her mouth, which creates the illusion that the puppet is alive. Carnival puppets are large puppets, typically bigger than a human, designed to be part of a large spectacle or parade.

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

Carnival or body puppet

Carnival puppets (also known as body puppets) are usually designed to be part of a large spectacle. These are often used in parades (such as the Mayday parade in Minneapolis, United States and The Cape Town Carnival in South Africa) and demonstrations, and are at least the size of a human and often much larger. One or more performers are required to move the body and limbs. In parades, the appearance and personality of the person inside is not relevant to the spectator. These puppets are particularly associated with large-scale entertainment, such as the nightly parades at various Disneycomplexes around the world. Similar puppets were designed by Julie Taymor for The Lion King.

The Jim Henson Company also has their version of these puppets called full-bodied puppets.

 

 

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

Giant Body Puppets of the Nine Emperor Gods or Kew Ong Yah of Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang ~ Final Part 2   Leave a comment


The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

This original Kew Ong Yeah Temple shall be re-built in a few years’ time with a larger Temple complex away from this original site in town.

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang   Leave a comment


The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

 

This original Kew Ong Yeah Temple shall be re-built in a few years’ time with a larger Temple complex away from this original site in town.

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang. This original Kew Ong Yeah Temple shall be re-built in a few years’ time with a larger Temple complex away from this original site in town.

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam   Leave a comment


Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

 

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang   Leave a comment


Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

 

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Another Kew Ong Yeah Temple or Nine Emperor Gods Temple of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth   Leave a comment


The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

This Temple Of Nine Emperor is a large, ornate Taoist Temple with a grand gate and the corresponding three halls with well carved ornate items. The Temple was constructed in 1971.
Address894 & 896, MK14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

 

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

The Original Kew Ong Yeah Temple of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth   Leave a comment


New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

New uncompleted Kew Ong Yeah Temple at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong Temple   Leave a comment


Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong Temple

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, nine-emperor-gods-festival-celebrated-with-primarily in Southeast Asian countries such as MyanmarMalaysiaThailand and Indonesia by the local Chinese communities.

 

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong. Taking a rare photograph with Mr KH Khoo of the Temple.

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong

Introduction to the Nine Emperor Gods

The Nine Emperor Gods Jiǔ Huáng Xīng Jūn / Jiǔ Huáng Da Di are the nine sons manifested by Father Emperor Zhou Yu Dou Fu Yuan Jun and Mother of the Big Dipper Dou Mu Yuan Jun who holds the Registrar of Life and Death. The worship of Dou Fu Yuan Jun has declined strongly as proper teachings of Taoism degenerate since being exported out of China. Today, most Nine Emperor God temples do not acknowledge the existence of Dou Fu Yuan Jun. However, Dou Fu Yuan Jun is invoked alongside Dou Mu Yuan Jun in Great Dipper Honouring known as Li Dou ceremonies. According To Priest Long Hua, the 35th Generation Leader of Long Shan Men Taoist Sect (Singapore), honouring the Northern Dipper stars prolongs one’s life, eliminate calamities, and absolves sins and past debts of oneself and his family.Wu, Jave (2007), The term Ye as in Jiu Huang Ye ( loosely translates as “Grandfather”, a title worshipers commonly use to bring a more intimate relationship between themselves and the Nine Emperors. The Nine Emperor Gods should not be mixed up with the Wang Ye or Princes of the Ming rebels. Popular folk culture has it that the Nine Emperor Gods are actually sea pirates of the Ming dynasty that plotted to overthrow the Qing dynasty. According to Priest Long Hua, this information is inaccurate and considered derogatory to the actual teachings of Taoism as the Nine Emperor Gods are actually high-ranking Star Lords who preside over the movement of planets and coordinate mortal Life and Death issues.Wu, Jave (2008), Celebration The Nine Emperors is formed by the seven stars of the Big Dipper of the North Ursa Major (visible) and two assistant stars (invisible to most people). The Nine Emperor Stars are:

  1. Tan Lang Tai Xing Jun 1st Star Bayer
  2. Ju Men Yuan Xing Jun2nd Star Bayer
  3. Lu Cun Zhen Xing Jun 3rd Star Bayer
  4. Wen Qu Niu Xing Jun 4th Star Bayer
  5. Lian Zhen Gang Xing Jun 5th Setar Bayer
  6. Wu Qu Ji Xing Jun 6th Star Bayer
  7. Po Jun Guan Xing Jun 7th Star Bayer
  8. Zuo Fu Da Dao Xing Jun 8th Star
  9. You Bi Da Dao Xing Jun 9th Star

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong

Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong

Nine Emperor Gods Festival celebration in popular folk culture

On the eve of the ninth moon, temples of the deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the nine emperors. Since the arrival of the gods is believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea shore or river to symbolize this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying incense and candles, await the arrival of their excellencies.

A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the temple throughout the nine-day festival. During this period of time, the constant tinkling of a prayer bell and chants from the temple priests are heard. Most devotees stay at the temple, eat vegetarian meals and recite continuous chanting of prayer. It is believed that there will be rain throughout the nine days of celebration.

The ninth day of the festival is its climax. A procession which draws scores of devotees sends the deities back home.

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At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, nine-emperor-gods-festival-celebrated-with-primarily in Southeast Asian countries such as MyanmarMalaysiaThailand and Indonesia by the local Chinese communities.

 

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

At one of the Kew Ong Yah Temples, George Town, Penang

Introduction to the Nine Emperor Gods

The Nine Emperor Gods Jiǔ Huáng Xīng Jūn / Jiǔ Huáng Da Di are the nine sons manifested by Father Emperor Zhou Yu Dou Fu Yuan Jun and Mother of the Big Dipper Dou Mu Yuan Jun who holds the Registrar of Life and Death. The worship of Dou Fu Yuan Jun has declined strongly as proper teachings of Taoism degenerate since being exported out of China. Today, most Nine Emperor God temples do not acknowledge the existence of Dou Fu Yuan Jun. However, Dou Fu Yuan Jun is invoked alongside Dou Mu Yuan Jun in Great Dipper Honouring known as Li Dou ceremonies. According To Priest Long Hua, the 35th Generation Leader of Long Shan Men Taoist Sect (Singapore), honouring the Northern Dipper stars prolongs one’s life, eliminate calamities, and absolves sins and past debts of oneself and his family.Wu, Jave (2007), The term Ye as in Jiu Huang Ye ( loosely translates as “Grandfather”, a title worshipers commonly use to bring a more intimate relationship between themselves and the Nine Emperors. The Nine Emperor Gods should not be mixed up with the Wang Ye or Princes of the Ming rebels. Popular folk culture has it that the Nine Emperor Gods are actually sea pirates of the Ming dynasty that plotted to overthrow the Qing dynasty. According to Priest Long Hua, this information is inaccurate and considered derogatory to the actual teachings of Taoism as the Nine Emperor Gods are actually high-ranking Star Lords who preside over the movement of planets and coordinate mortal Life and Death issues.Wu, Jave (2008), Celebration The Nine Emperors is formed by the seven stars of the Big Dipper of the North Ursa Major (visible) and two assistant stars (invisible to most people). The Nine Emperor Stars are:

  1. Tan Lang Tai Xing Jun 1st Star Bayer
  2. Ju Men Yuan Xing Jun2nd Star Bayer
  3. Lu Cun Zhen Xing Jun 3rd Star Bayer
  4. Wen Qu Niu Xing Jun 4th Star Bayer
  5. Lian Zhen Gang Xing Jun 5th Setar Bayer
  6. Wu Qu Ji Xing Jun 6th Star Bayer
  7. Po Jun Guan Xing Jun 7th Star Bayer
  8. Zuo Fu Da Dao Xing Jun 8th Star
  9. You Bi Da Dao Xing Jun 9th Star

Nine Emperor Gods Festival celebration in popular folk culture

On the eve of the ninth moon, temples of the deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the nine emperors. Since the arrival of the gods is believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea shore or river to symbolize this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying incense and candles, await the arrival of their excellencies.

A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the temple throughout the nine-day festival. During this period of time, the constant tinkling of a prayer bell and chants from the temple priests are heard. Most devotees stay at the temple, eat vegetarian meals and recite continuous chanting of prayer. It is believed that there will be rain throughout the nine days of celebration.

The ninth day of the festival is its climax. A procession which draws scores of devotees sends the deities back home.

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