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Legend of Yellow Crane Pavilion


One day, a Daoist priest visited a tavern. The tavern hostess treated him to one thousand cups of sake. In order to thank her, the priest painted a yellow crane on the wall before leaving. Whenever the crane heard music, it would come down from the wall and start dancing. The tavern became instantly famous and business got better and better.

Ten years later, the priest returned to the tavern. He played his flute and the yellow crane jumped down from the wall. The priest leapt onto the crane and flew off into the sky.

Note: Legend says that the tavern hostess built a tower called Yellow Crane Pavilion on the original site of the tavern.