By: Shen Ju-feng and Maria Tsai
Taipei Oct. 9 (CNA) A leisure farm in eastern Taiwan will launch a series of tourism events that feature weddings between scarecrows and wooden “husbands,” starting in mid-October.
The idea emerged after Toucheng Leisure Farm (頭城農場) in Yilan County recycled several trees blown down by recent typhoons and turned them into wooden “men,” some of which were used to give visitors directions and others as art installations.
Because wooden “men” and scarecrows symbolize the spirit of frugality in rural areas, the leisure farm said it decided to hold weddings for them every weekend starting on Saturday, not only to promote local tourism but also to advocate the importance of recycling and reusing resources.
The weddings will be held in green rice paddies, and the bride, which is made of straw, will walk through a carpet composed of wood dust with the help of the leisure farm’s staff and be given away by a group of people to the groom. [FULL STORY]