Elegantly pristine and fun, the Taipei Confucius Temple presents gifts you will definitely not forget and cherish in your heart always.
Visitors to the Taipei Confucius Temple are duly impressed by the bell- and chime-inspired shape of Minglun Hall, as well as the souvenir shop.
To resuscitate tourism around the historic neighborhood of Confucius Temple, the Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism launched 9 types of creative souvenirs, all of them underscore the modesty and broad-mindedness preached by Confucius.
Bell-shaped Glass Jar: a refined object
The sound of bells urges respect for Confucius during memorial ceremonies. This vintage-inspired, bell-shaped jar is an interesting collectible with decorative studs, mythical patterns, and quaint nuances of color variation.
3-leg Celadon Porcelain Cup Set: A reminder of friendship
“Jue/Ju” is a drinking vessel common in Xia, Shang, Zhou dynasties and an integral part of Confucius Memorial Ceremonies. It consists of a pointed tail, a cup separated from the wine-pouring arm by two pillars, 3 pointed legs and a “Shi” (or handle). Flaunting a refined texture of Celadon Porcelain, these replicas of ancient cups are said to bring good luck and auspices.
USB Flash Drive Inspired by Document Storage Tubes: A gentlemen’s knowledge trove
Also known as ”the heaven-reaching towers”, the document storage tube was invented in the Qin dynasty to keep books from being destroyed in an anti-literacy movement, and was later used as a symbol of knowledge in the architectural design of Confucius Temple. The USB flash drive is a stylishly Oriental glass pendant where an impressive amount of knowledge is stashed.
The Politeness-encouraging Gift Set: all-purpose magnets and postcards
The four principles of Confucius’ teaching of “be polite in every way” are illustrated in 4 types of mini magnets that come with a matching Wanren Gongqiang-themed card. Doubling as a fancy postcard, this gift set indicates that the tenets in Confucian teachings are more than just lofty dreams. They are realistic goals that ensure the character wellbeing of every individual.
The “Confucius Said” School Bag: passion for academic progress
The bag is emblazoned with the Chinese characters of “Confucius Said” to reference Confucius’s most brilliant insight into independent learning: Learning without thought labor lost; and thought without learning is perilous. It is dyed red to inspire passion for academic progress and send the message of “love others; embrace the world”. Let’s carry the bag and swim in a sea of knowledge!
“Confucius Said” Mini Messenger Bag
This exquisite miniature version of “Confucius Said” messenger bag is eye-catching, portable and very handy.
The Eight Sounds Coaster Set: artifacts as a part of everyday life
The Eight Sounds refer to the eight categories of traditional Chinese music instruments. With the shapes of Xun, Chinese Pan-flute and bell etched on the modern material of rubber, these coasters re-interpret ancient melodies with vivacious colors.
The Four Books Notepad: an alternative desk ornament
This notepad is packed with wise adages from the four Confucian classics to cultivate the mind. When piled on the desk, the four volumes of notepads merge into an interesting ornament bound in the ancient manner.
Scarf Printed with Analects-Inspired Calligraphy: in the gentle style of Confucianism
Printed with calligraphy that brings out the beauty of Chinese characters, this soft and warm scarf is dyed blue to indicate the broad-mindedness advocated by Confucius. It is a classy gift for friends and will sure win the hearts of many ladies.
The ‘Ren’ Calligraphy T-Shirt
The T-shirt embodies how a benevolent Confucianist stays tolerant and carefree as the flowing calligraphic strokes re-construct a Chinese character, mixing sense with sensibility.
Due to the popularity of some of the products sold at various gift and souvenir shops, some products may be out of stock. You are advised to contact the sales venues by phone about stock availability first.
▲For details please contact:Confucius Temple gift shop
Address: No. 275, Dalong St. (1F, Minglun Hall)
Tel:+886-2-2595-7522 Gift Shop at the Taipei City Government
Address: 1F, No. 1, Shifu Rd.
Tel:+886-2-2720-8889#3391Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence
Address: No. 60, Fulin Rd., Shilin District, Taipei City
TEL: +886-2-2881-2512 The gift shop at the TWTC Exhibition Building (Taiwan look)
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM, opening hours subject to change on holidays
Address: No. 5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd.