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Pilgrimage Parades ─ShaojiaoTeam

Shaojiao is a kind of musical instrument (the shaojiao (哨角) looks like a lengthened suona up to four feet long, made of brass with the horizontal style and L style.) There is no specific requirement on the number of Shaojiao team members; however, it is usually a team of 10 to 20 trumpeters. When the procession stops by a temple, the team will blow their Shaojiaos to announce the arrival of the deity and to bring a solemn atmosphere to the scene with the low fanfare.


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