The Divination Tools: 筊杯 (Jiǎobēi)

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Visiting Mengjia Longshan Temple in Taipei city, students are introduced with the divination tools, 筊杯(Jiǎobēi). Jiaobei blocks are made of wood or bamboo and are used in pairs. They are thrown to answer a yes or no question. Throwing Jiaobei blocks are common at Taoist temples.

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Find out the answers that Sharon received from practicing Jiaobei:

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Yes!                                            No!                                         Pending…