Tracing Yesterday’s Footsteps

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in essays, Taiwan | No Comments
Tracing Yesterday’s Footsteps

For the bamboo farmers of Lugu Village little has changed over the years. Daybreak comes and the farmers climb familiar, narrow paths up the mountain. Using small pick hammers they extract bamboo sprouts from the dark soil of the forest’s floor. Baskets filled, they carry their harvest down the mountain to sell at local markets. […]