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 Photographer Kate Milford

Monkey King

These photo were taken at the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street to celebrate the culture of the Jewish and Chinese immigrants who lived side by side for over a century.

The Monkey King is a very famous figure in Chinese culture and a character in the book “Journey to the West”.  This magical being, and two other immortal companions, accompany a monk on a dangerous journey to India to bring Buddhist scriptures back to China.