When people think of Hsinchu they mostly think of the high tech industry. Companies based in the science parks such as TSMC are known around the world and are hugely important to the global economy. Much less attention is paid to the city itself.
I too had paid little attention to Hsinchu during my first few years in Taiwan. Sometime in 2017 a friend invited me to visit, hoping to show me that there was a lot more to the city than I had first realized. I’m grateful they did! The city has a variety of old streets, buildings, and communities. Some buildings, like the fire station, are one of just a few buildings of that type left in Taiwan. There are old art deco theaters, Japanese era martial arts halls, pretty wooden houses, and Qing era mansions. The city is much livelier than many others too, especially around the busy City God Temple.
Hsinchu became one of the largest pieces I’ve ever made. On subsequent trips I was chased by dogs out of abandoned prison dormitories and had tea with the owner of one of the prettiest Japanese era houses in the city (the wooden house pictured below). I also got to know the lovely people at the Jiangshan arts space where the final drawing hung for a year before going to new owners.
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