In Taiwan, lanterns are an essential part of many traditional events and celebrations. Without them, holidays like the Lunar New Year just wouldn’t feel right somehow. These days, you can order lanterns cheaply online all year round. But there are still people and temples that prefer to go through an old-fashioned lantern shop. There aren’t as many as there used to be, but one shop in Taipei’s old Dadaocheng district is still in business and getting plenty of orders. This shop, Lao Mian Cheng, has been running for more than a century. Its third-generation owner Chang Mei-mei joins us today by phone. It’s a busy day at the shop, but Ms. Chang still patiently takes the time to introduce her lanterns and to share her story with us.