During the Lunar New Years holiday I went on a day trip up to Chiayi (嘉義, pronounced "Jya Ee"). It was called "Kagi" (same Chinese characters, but pronounced "kah gee" with a hard "g") in the Japanese era. Where going to look at some Japanese era buildings now.
The first place I went to was this former jail that has been turned into a museum.
It looks pretty impressive from the outside, right? Unfortunately, I didn't plan ahead (always a bad idea) and I found out once I had arrived there that it was closed for the holidays, so I only have these photos of the outside.
Nearby was a community whose houses appeared to have been made in the Japanese era. They may have been dorms for people working in the prison at one point.
To Chiayi Park!
...a row of stone lanterns?
They have various names on them.
Japanese shrine here.
There was a big torii gate here back in the day, though it's been replaced with this Chinese-style gate.
We can see the roof of the shrine.
The purification well where people would wash their hands before entering the shrine's grounds.
This impressive building actually was not the main building of the shrine. (That building burned down in 1994.) This was the shrine's office, which is why it's to the side of the path with the stone lanterns instead of right at the end of it.
Another shrine building.
On closer look, it's not actually wood! It's concrete, but it's been made to look like wood.
Another shrine-related structure. The building that was on this pedestal is long gone.