It is a common childhood memory that there was always a vender selling dough figurines under the stage of Taiwanese opera. The time has long gone and this traditional craft has distanced away from our lives without us being aware of it. It is now only seen in special time and space. Come to Lukang Old Street, we will bring back your childhood memory.Traditional folk art dated back to the ancient timesThe history Tang Dynasty recorded: artificial flowers, fruits, and flour figurines are put on the altar as offerings, alongside the seats for the banquet and the variety of sumptuous fruits. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, flour figurines were often displayed in the larger banquets before the feasts were served. And in the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty period, dough figurine crafters were often seen carrying a small chest with a long rack filled with colorful dough figurines in the forms of human figures, insects, and birds. In late Qing Dynasty and early Republic Era, dough figurines marched into the towns and cities with more diversified forms. Figurine masters carried a chest and traveled through the streets and alleys to bring the children colorful and delightful treats. The dazzling colors were imprinted in the memories of the children and they still talk about today after long years have passed by.Funny figures loved by the childrenThe dough was made from a mixture of glutinous rice powder and flour, and colored in an array of saturated tints and shades. The traditional themes ranged from the funny Monkey King and Pig Marshal to the solemn image of Guanyin Bodhisattva. When this craft came to the modern time, children's favorite cartoon figures, Mickey Mouse, Doraemon, Donald Duck, and Pikachu, were added into the lineup. The colorful and funny figurines are always the most dazzling items that attract everyone's attention in an event.