Dragon – Tiger Mountain and Tao Temples
The past couple weeks have been busy with work in the ceramics studio and settling into a daily routine. The West Virginia University group took a day trip to Dragon-Tiger Mountain (Lung-hu shan) in Jiangxi Province with Laura Hu, Pottery Workshop Education Center Director, as our very capable guide. The region is known as a cradle of Taoism – a religion with its origin in China. Taoism has a pantheon of deities with the Jade Emperor reigning supreme. Numerous temples are situated in a landscape of Danxia geologic formations consisting of many spires of eroded red rock. We visited several temples, rafted the Lu Xi River, and hiked the cliff-side catwalk which provided breathtaking views.