Wandered around Qingdao’s Licun Park 李村公园 for the first time on the afternoon of the Lantern Festival 元宵节 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” 万事如意 and “Certainly grant what is requested” 有求必应。
The sign between Confucius’ (孔子) knees says, “Seat of the most sacred master Confucius” 至圣先师孔子之位。The offering box behind the cushion says, “Merits and Virtues Box” 功德箱。
Surely there’s a “Confucius say…” joke to be made involving that Snickers bar…
Laughing Buddha 布袋/笑佛 and Guanyin 观音 (on Confucius’ left) were faring much better than the God of Wealth 财神, 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.