|A Daoist parade along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui|
|A group of warriors marches past|
We didn't quite know what was going on except that it is the day of Daoism, my friend quickly surmised looking it up on his iPhone.
Unfortunately we don't know much more than that other than it was intriguing to see many men and women dressed in scholarly robes followed by giant "warriors", as indicated by the flags on their back in Chinese opera. They had magnificent headdresses much like the ones on stage, but their heads were made of papier mache.
Some of the faces looked menacing, and even the eyeballs could move, while others seemed to have more serene looks. The rest of the outfit was very elaborate, perhaps to look like they were wearing armour and the embroidery made it look like the armour had scales and even a menacing face in front.
|The detail of the robes is very beautiful|
Another group of people dressed in more robes with the yin-yang symbol carried what looked like a shrine in gold and black, and giving it the imperial treatment with the vermillion shade and fans.
|More Daoists carrying a shrine|