Time Machine Theater-1920s Costume Parade

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“I’m a modern woman. I travel wherever I please, free and unfettered” - “The Dance Age”

The Roaring Twenties did not only “roar” in the West. For Tua-Tiu-Tiann, the 1920s were also a time of prosperity. Taiwan was under Japanese rule, and Tua-Tiu-Tiann’s major streets – called Eirakucho, Taiheicho, Minatocho – were among the island’s most bustling and flourishing areas. Visitors came to shop at the top department stores and watch a performance at one of the many dozens of theaters concentrated in the area. Musicians and actors representing all genres and styles flocked here to entertain crowds hungry for something new. Tua-Tiu-Tiann was the center of cosmopolitanism and a new cultural movement in Taiwan.

TTTIFA cordially invites all to relive the “roar” of vintage Tua-Tiu-Tiann with our 1920s Costume Parade.

We encourage all participants to dress in a qipao, a suit, or kimono, or whatever garb from the era. Don a straw hat and tote a parasol, if you like, as we walk the streets and alleys to learn about the place that nurtured a cultural renaissance in Taiwan, and recount stories that continue to inspire us today.

The parade takes place on October 14th and concludes at the “Time Machine Theater” at the outdoor plaza in front of Yongle Market. There visitors and passersby will be greeted by fortune tellers, shoe shiners and perhaps a few medicine show quacks, while vendors carrying their goods on bamboo poles will transport us back to the street markets of the 1920s. Join us, as we revive the glamour and free-wheeling spirit of Tua-Tiu-Tiann!


2017/10/14 (Sat) 14:00

Starting Point for Parade

Dihua Shilian Building, No. 348 to 366, Sec. 1, Dihua Street

Dress Code

1920s retro: suggestions include shirt and suspenders, Qipao or a Western-style suit.

Parade Route

No. 349, Dihua Street, Datong District →Dihua Street→Yongle Plaza


Wei-shui Chiang, Charlie Chaplin, Louis Armstrong, Coco Chanel, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Yasunari Kawabata, Lingyu Ruan, Zhimo Xu, Ting-pho Tang, Sun-sun, Teng Yu-hsien, Jazz Age, 1920s fashion.


Time Title Location
13:00-19:00 Goods Market Yongle Market Plaza Main Stage
14:00-14:30 Parade Participants Meeting Dihua Shi Lian Dong (No. 349, Sec. 1, Dihua Street)
14:30-15:30 Parade begins
15:30-18:45 Time Machine Vendors Yongle Market Plaza Main Stage
15:45-19:00 Main Stage Performances Yongle Market Plaza Main Stage