Wandered around Qingdao’s Licun Park æŽæ‘å…¬å› for the first time on the afternoon of the Lantern Festival å…ƒå®µèŠ‚ just to see what there was to see. Turns out they have a temple to Confucius, which also accommodates Daoist and Buddhist deities and a pagoda you can climb up for the view. I thought the offerings in the temple were curious.
The incense sticks say, “All things according to one’s wishes” ä¸‡äº‹å¦‚æ„ and “Certainly grant what is requested” æœ‰æ±‚å¿…åº”ã€‚
The sign between Confucius’ (å”å) knees says, “Seat of the most sacred master Confucius” è‡³åœ£å…ˆå¸ˆå”åä¹‹ä½ã€‚The offering box behind the cushion says, “Merits and Virtues Box” åŠŸå¾·ç®±ã€‚
Surely there’s a “Confucius say…” joke to be made involving that Snickers bar…
Laughing Buddha å¸ƒè¢‹/ç¬‘ä½› and Guanyin è§‚éŸ³ (on Confucius’ left) were faring much better than the God of Wealth è´¢ç¥ž, who was over on Confucius’ other side.
Yay juice box! (Technically: a blueberry yogurt drink.)
There’s also a pagoda.
Chinese mythological beasts, which I can never keep straight, maintain watch over the solar water heaters of the apartments below.