Yilan Community Development 3.0
Jiaoxi Township’s Linmei Community
Linmei Community is situated in Jiaoxi Township against the mountains. It was originally known as Linwei, the edge of the forest, as it was the last settlement bordering the forests of Jiaoxi. Linmei Village is the birthplace of Yilan's unique Po-kua, Taiwanese Praise Songs. In the past, the community was focused on accumulating songs and teaching this art form. During events, Po-kua performances generally only featured community elders. This limited the extent to which this cultural heritage was passed on to younger generations. In order to make Po-kua a bigger part of residents' lives and preserve this part of local culture, regular Po-kua competitions are now held within the temple plaza. The Community Event Center also hosts research and study exchanges to bring Po-kua to local elementary schools in the hope that this unique style of folk music remains a part of everyday life.