Taipei Story House
181-1, ZhongShan N. Road, Section 3, Taipei 10461, Taiwan
886 (02) 2587-5565
Taipei Story House was built in 2003 by a tea trader as a museum dedicated to Taiwan life culture. The building was said to be inspired by a building a tea trader saw during his visit on the 1900 Paris Expo.
The Story House holds exhibitions, lectures, cultural performances & tea-related activities with the objective of preserving the heritage site, making it part of our modern life.
Located beside Taipei Fine Arts Museum lies Taipei Story House. The featured exhibit at the time I visited (September 18) was Story of Old Trees. I learned a lot about trees and its story. The exhibit ran from August 29 to November 29, 2009.
Taiwanese do have an utmost religious respect toward old trees but only a few do understand its importance. We’re all guilty of that right?
Upon browsing through the museum pieces, I found one interesting fact: there are TREE doctors! There is even Tree Treatment Procedure, here it is:
- Clinic Registration – a tree cannot tell us if it is well or not, so we would need someone to examine the trees to discover any problem then a tree doctor will be notified to visit the trees.
- Diagnosis – a tree doctor will examine the appearance of the tree & collect information like soil hardness & acidity. A diagnosis will be made after much evaluation.
- Treatment – a tree doctor will prescribe proper treatment for trees that might be infested by pests or other factors.
There were a lot of things being shared in the exhibit. Things like how to treat trees well, secrets of old trees, why trees are important & places named after old trees in Taiwan.
This was a truely unique experience! There were many interesting facts. It was a nice twist to the usual museum that Taiwan has..
More pictures can be found here.