Shui Yuan Lin Legend –IV Episode｜5min｜Video｜2015
The story of SHUI YUAN LIN – LEGEND IV GRASP REPLACEMENT takes place in an early rural village in Nantou, where water is rare and valuable in the mountains, so women all come to the river to wash the clothes. The river is the gathering place to do laundry, while it also offers small fish and shrimps for the later meals. Babies or small kids are on their mothers’ backs, and older kids are playing at the river, running around and catching shrimps. The naughty ones are skipping from one stone to another, barefoot, ignoring mothers’ warning that “the misbehaving kids will be taken by the evil spirits in the river as a replacement.” Mothers tell them that every year the evil spirits in the river will take away the naughty kids playing at the river, and the kids taken will become the evil spirits too, waiting for the next kid to come. The made-up folklore sounds so true from these mothers, making sure that the “ghost story” will keep all the kids safe around their moms and away from any river accident. The Fengshui Master Shui Yuan Lin thus follows the rural belief to make himself a wise man who protects the kids by bringing them fear.