Both the east and the west Ta Cheng Arches in the Tainan Confucius Temple come showing the name. The east one features the tablet reading The First School in Taiwan. There are a number of versions about the time of its establishment. One says it was in 1917 when the Japanese rebuilt the site and. The one we see today is a reproduction, as the original one is on display in the showroom.
On the wall of the East Ta Cheng Arch, there is Dismount Tablet that could have been built in the year 26 of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1687), reading All officers and citizens dismount here. The sign asks all visitors to show their respect.