Vernacular Tongue Project #01

Dongshih 東勢, my home town, a traditional Hakka township in Taiwan. The ‘Vernacular Tongue 地方話 計畫’ is a series of projects that introducing Hakka Culture in Dongshih to people. This kind of vernacular culture is not only a lifestyle, but also an attitude we live with in this village. By these projects, the traditional cultures, which might start to be gradually forgot, will be reemphasised and reintroduced to us and even younger generations.

The first project is a set of hand-made postcards, which features Hakka textile, traditional food and local agriculture. By stamping iconic graphics with traditional Taiwanese 3 colours ink on the paper, the postcards bring a kind of plain feeling from former days and recall certain experiences from old times.