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    blue-dye shirts

      This is a unique style of costume passed down from Hakka's ancestors; it is known as the long gown, blue shirts, or wide collar shirt. In the earlier times, everybody, from children to the elderly, worn the costume, but later, in the Japanese Colonial Period, the policy advocated short shirts for the women. In the recent years, the blue shirts have become an image of culture and worn in the Hakka festivals, rituals, or Hakka music and dance performances.

      Blue shirts, the symbol of Hakka women's diligence, is a souvenir not to be missed. The old shop, Jingsing Taylor Shop, on Yongan Old Street is one of the best blue shirts makers in Meinong.