In this year’s 2022, the second decade from the turn of the century in Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which is also the year of the rat, marking its six hundred and two years anniversary of the Forbidden city that marks the transitional point of in between the middle of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644) transitionally from Nanjing to Beijing towards the Qing Dynasty (1636-1644-1911) …. The Imperial Palace seen so many countless seasonally transitional equinoxes but further its six hundred years is iconic, but it’s five hundred ninety nine years it marks it Autumn Equinox…. In which it only took twelve years to build the same of the Daming Palace of The Tang Dynasty Xian Imperial Capital only it was least twenty times larger….  

After 5 years of project research and 4 months of non-stop documentary filming, the CCTV documentary “Masters in Forbidden City” presents three episodes of the repair process of various artifacts and conservators with distinct personalities. The first episode tells stories of the repair process of bronze ware, royal timepieces, and ceramics.

The CCTV documentary “I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City” has undergone 5 years of project research and 4 months of uninterrupted documentary shooting. There are three episodes in total. Each episode shows several types of closely related cultural relic’s restoration and restoration masters with different temperaments. The first episode tells the story of the restoration of bronzes, court clocks and ceramics.

Chinese people have a very special feeling for wood. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been building their homes with wood, which is far more fragile than stone. Living by trees, living in wooden houses, eating on wooden tables, sleeping on wooden beds, starting from wood, making paper with wood, printing with wood engraving, planting, cultivating, and carving one by one, wood carving The statue of Buddha seems to have more kindness that contains life.

The film focuses on recording the Forbidden City’s painting and calligraphy, bronzes, palace clocks, woodware, ceramics, lacquerware, treasure inlay, palace embroidery, etc., the restoration process of rare and rare cultural relics in this field and the life stories of the restorers. For the first time, the film fully presents the world’s top restoration process and technology of Chinese cultural relics, showing the original state and collection state of cultural relics; for the first time, it shows the inner world and daily life of cultural relic restoration experts at close range; for the first time, the restoration of Chinese cultural relics is completely sorted out. For the first time, through the interaction of “temples” and “jianghu” in the field of cultural relic restoration, it shows the inheritance code of the only “workers” in the four traditional Chinese strata “scholars, farmers, industry and commerce”, and their beliefs. And change.

Images and visuals are from also from their respectives – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..

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