TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government on Wednesday (May 5) tore down two statues of a Taoist deity after many motorists complained they were too "scary."
The Jinshan God of Wealth Temple (新北市金山財神廟) in New Taipei City is frequented by many worshippers wishing to seek blessing from the God of Wealth (財神), which in the case of this temple is depicted as a toddler, rather than the standard bearded man. However, the temple recently drew controversy for building two statues of the deity on the edge of Provincial Highway No. 2.
新北市新北市金山財神廟（Kingshan Wealth Temple）受到許多信徒的拜訪，他們希望從財神（King of Wealth）尋求祝福，在此神廟中，財神被描述為蹣跚學步的嬰兒，而不是滿臉鬍渣的大叔。 標準的大鬍子男人。 然而，該神廟最近因在省道2號公路的邊緣建造兩個神像而引起爭議。