This 2010 photograph shows a diorama depicting a scene from the Eight Immortals Cross the Sea/八仙過海. The Eight Immortals/八仙 are a group of legendary xian/仙 ("immortals; transcendents; fairies") in Chinese mythology. Each Immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool /法器 that can give life or destroy evil. The diorama depicts the famous story of the eight immortals crossing the ocean with their magical powers. While crossing the ocean, their acts angers the dragon king of the East Sea, leading to a battle between the eight immortals and the soldiers of the East Sea. The conflict ended in peace after The Goddess of Mercy/觀音 acts as the mediator. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Little Red Dot Collection.
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