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On July 19th 2023 , the multilingual website of the Forbidden City Palace Museum- Beijing, China, People’s Republic of Chinawas officially released at the Digital Cultural Tourism Development Forum of the 2023 China Internet Civilization Conference! The website covers five languages: English, French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish, and will meet the needs of audiences with different languages.

 The multilingual website of the Palace Museum is committed to establishing an international website that is concise, clear, easy to use for overseas audiences, and fits the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, including tour guides, information, panoramic tours, online exhibitions, collection appreciation, cultural topics, etc. Rich immersive content describing of the most detail collection that housed within the Forbidden city collection… . 

From September 16th to November 5th, 2023, the ” 松图Charm – Special Exhibition of Rare Inscriptions and Inscriptions” jointly launched by the Palace Museum and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be on display in the Wenhua Hall of the Palace Museum. There are a total of 65 exhibits (sets) from the Palace Museum and the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Among them, both parties each selected 20 Song rubbings and presented them to the audience. The famous Song rubbings collected by the Palace Museum include the Huayin version of the Huashan Temple Stele of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the Li Qi version of the Jiucheng Palace Liquan Inscription of the Tang Dynasty, the Induction Stele of the Duobao Pagoda of Qianfu Temple in Xijing of the Tang Dynasty, and the Maoqin Palace version of Chunhua Pavilion in the Song Dynasty. “Ten Treasures of Beishan” collected by the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and ten “Prefaces to Orchid Pavilion” collected by Prime Minister Yousi of the Southern Song Dynasty will all be displayed in this exhibition. The exhibition is supported by the Beishantang Foundation, Longfor Group, and the Beijing Palace Museum Cultural Relics Protection Foundation. This exhibition is free to visit with Palace Museum tickets, and visitors can make real-name reservations through the “Forbidden City Museum” WeChat applet.

Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, Jiang Pu, and the laurel rabbit in the moon scroll. This is a painting that is cleverly conceived and combines work and writing. The painter Jiang Pu, who was a poet during the Qianlong Dynasty, used the round shape of the moon as the outer frame of the painting to depict the quiet scenery of the Moon Palace. In the picture, the Jade Rabbit turns its head obediently and stares at the osmanthus tree. The osmanthus tree has a unique shape, with its branches naturally curved along with the round frame. The stamens of the sweet-scented osmanthus are dyed with yellow, and the bright colors not only enrich the picture, but also add warmth to the lonely moon palace.

Qing Dynasty, Li Shizhuo, with Osmanthus and Moon Rabbit. Li Shizhuo, the nephew of the painter Gao Qipei. He successively served as magistrate of the state, deputy censor of the capital, minister of Taichang Temple, etc., and was known as “Li Taichang”. His paintings of landscapes, figures, and flowers are all exquisite, with elegant brushwork and elegant colors. He once learned finger painting from Gao Qipei and was very good at using his fingers as well as his brushwork. This picture depicts a white rabbit lying among the grass, looking up at the fragrant osmanthus tree and the bright moon. Through subtle and aesthetic artistic techniques, he hinted at the beautiful and romantic legend between the Jade Rabbit, the Osmanthus Tree and the Moon Palace.

Qing, Lu Han, and Gong’e play with the moon. “Wanyue” means “watching the moon”, “appreciating the moon” and “appreciating the moon”. The moon is constantly changing in people’s eyes. As Xu Zhao of the Song Dynasty pointed out in the poem “Wan Yue”, it “is like a golden hook at first, and will be like a jade plate when it is full.” Therefore, watching the waxing and waning of the moon at night is a romantic thing, and it is also something that men, women, and children enjoy. This painting of a lady has a simple composition, depicting a young woman holding a fan in hand, leaning on a stone in the courtyard to admire the moon. The brushwork is meticulous, the colors are elegant, and the style is graceful.

On the 20 September 2023 a beautiful Beijing sunset No one is allowed to miss today’s sunset.  fall in love with the Forbidden City …..

Qing, Anonymous, Mid-Autumn Festival Jiarui Picture Scroll. This is a painting created by a Qing court painter, showing a boy and a concubine spending the Mid-Autumn Festival together. There are many characters in the whole volume, but the author combines art with life, and cleverly uses the plot and the childishness in it to condense the scattered small entertainment groups into a lively whole. At the same time, the author focused on expressing the lively and joyful emotions of children when they were playing, and combined their forms and spirits together, thus enhancing the appreciation of the painting and expressing the festive theme of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Qing, Anonymous, Mid-Autumn Festival Jiarui Picture Scroll (Part). This part shows the author’s ingenuity in creation. He painted the back screen behind the statue into an oval, and painted on it the rabbits, Guanghan Palace, osmanthus trees, etc. that people imagined the moon palace should have, thus using the oval as both the frame of the back screen and the symbol of the moon. The outline adds extra interest to the painting.

The acceptance and demand for tea drinking has enhanced the exchanges between various regions, ethnic groups, and classes in China throughout history; tea drinking utensils and tea preparation methods are becoming increasingly similar, which is a manifestation of the deepening degree of exchanges. In “One is Two”, Emperor Qianlong is dressed in Han Chinese clothing and is sitting on a couch admiring various tea sets and utensils of different dynasties and national styles; the title in the blank space is “One is two, neither is nor separation. Confucianism and Mohism But, why worry, why think?” This shows Emperor Qianlong’s profound view on the inseparable relationship between Confucianism and Mohism.

From the gathering of treasures from past dynasties to the exchange and integration of ideas and theories, the cultural essence of different time and space is presented in the paintings, which reflects the eclectic nature of Chinese civilization and is the epitome of the evolution of the pluralistic unity of the Chinese nation….

Qing, Anonymous, Mid-Autumn Festival Jiarui Picture Scroll (Part). There are various images of rabbits in this scroll, including not only rabbit statues and paintings as works of art, but also real rabbits interacting with children. In the moon palace, docile rabbits are the gods used to make longevity medicine; in real life, they are the happy playmates of children. ​​​

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

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #September2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies -The Palace Museum #ForbiddenCity Collections of Chinese intangible cultural heritage.  Collection 21st August – Sixth September 2023.

On July 19th 2023 , the multilingual website of the Forbidden City Palace Museum- Beijing, China, People’s Republic of Chinawas officially released at the Digital Cultural Tourism Development Forum of the 2023 China Internet Civilization Conference! The website covers five languages: English, French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish, and will meet the needs of audiences with different languages.

 The multilingual website of the Palace Museum is committed to establishing an international website that is concise, clear, easy to use for overseas audiences, and fits the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, including tour guides, information, panoramic tours, online exhibitions, collection appreciation, cultural topics, etc. Rich immersive content describing of the most detail collection that housed within the Forbidden city collection… . 

Let’s read the calendar together….  Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty, red silk embroidered colourful clouds, bats, gold dragon and phoenix pattern hijab. When the emperor of the Qing Dynasty got married, the queen also covered her face with a hijab just like in folk weddings. This hijab has a square shape and is made of red river silk. The word “囍” is embroidered with gold thread in the center, and patterns of bats and “卍” are embroidered on the word “囍”, which means long blessings. Golden dragon and phoenix patterns are embroidered around the word “囍”, and the word “longevity” is embroidered in gold around it. , golden “囍” character, clouds, bats, gourds, etc. Four groups of tassels in red, green, and yellow colours hang from the four corners.

去我们一起来读计划  In the Qing Dynasty, gold-plated copper with silk dots and emeralds inlaid with pearls and stones and phoenix tin. When the queens of the Qing Dynasty wore auspicious clothes, they could wear phoenix tin on their heads. Tianzi is a unique headdress for Manchu women. Its shape is high at the front and low at the back, with a dome at the top and a wide bottom. According to the number and style of decorated tin flowers, tin can be divided into half tin, full tin and phoenix tin, each of which has different usage occasions. This tin is lined with red velvet, emerald emerald dragon, phoenix, “囍”, etc., in line with the theme of the wedding…

七夕  is a festival for girls, and the ancients would hold a wealth of “begging for cleverness” activities. In addition to the well-known “threading a needle and begging for cleverness”, the custom of “worshiping the Milky Way” (also known as “worshiping double stars”) was also popular in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. A group of young women and girls make an appointment in advance at which house to worship on Qixi Festival. Most of them choose a house with a beautiful courtyard or a garden to be the host, and everyone shares the purchase of sacrifices. Everyone fasts and bathes the day before to get ready. At that time, everyone will dress up and go to the organizer’s home to take turns burning incense and worshiping. Seasonal fruits such as “flower melons” carved from watermelons and peaches are displayed on the altar. Some even put cosmetics such as rouge and fragrant powder on the altar for the Weaver Girl to enjoy. What they pray for is nothing more than to be beautiful and marry a good man; or to have a happy family and harmonious husband and wife. After the worship is over, the incense powder dedicated to Zhinu will be divided into two halves, and half will be thrown on the house for Zhinu to enjoy, and the other half will be kept for herself. They believe that they can maintain their youthful beauty by using the cosmetics shared with Zhinu.

去我们一起来读计划  Qing, Qingkuan, etc., the big wedding picture of the Queen Fengyu entering the palace. The seventh volume of Emperor Guangxu’s “Wedding Pictures”, “The Picture of Empress Fengyu Entering the Palace,” depicts the process of the wedding procession starting from the Queen’s residence to the Qianqing Palace. It includes seventeen pages of images and nine pages of illustrations. The following set of pictures are taken from this volume. . Emperors of the Qing Dynasty all married at night. During the wedding of Emperor Guangxu, Queen Fengyu “started from the eaves of the main hall of the Di Di at the third quarter of the first lunar month, arrived at East Chang’an Street at the first quarter of the first lunar month, and arrived at the East Chang’an archway at the second quarter of the first lunar month. In the second quarter of Yinchu, five minutes to Qianqing Gate, and in Yinzheng three quarters, five minutes to the eaves of Qianqing Palace.” In this picture, the Yuzhan, Longqi, Huanggai, Honglu Temple Preface, Mingzan Officer, Chief and Deputy Envoys, Ceting, and Baoting in front of the team have all passed through Duanmen and walked outside the Meridian Gate. The horses are separated Stop in front of the East and West Yanchi Towers.

Qing Dynasty, Qing Kuan, etc., the Empress Fengyu entering the palace of the big wedding picture. When Emperor Guangxu got married, the welcoming team went from the middle gates of Meridian Gate and Taihe Gate to the middle left gate, rear left gate and Qianqing gate. North Korean officials and others stopped here. According to the auspicious time predicted by Qin Tianjian, Empress Fengyu will arrive at Qianqing Gate at the second quarter of Yinchu (around 3:35 a.m.), and the eunuch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will pick her up and carry Fengyu into Qianqing Gate. Empress Yu Yinzheng could only get out of the sedan chair at three quarters and five minutes (about 4:50 in the morning). With the help of four respectful maids, she stepped over the brazier in the Qianqing Palace, walked out from the back fan, and returned to the palace where she will live in the future to rest. , In the evening, go to Kunning Palace to perform the wedding ceremony. From the moment the queen gets off the sedan chair, these inner court etiquette cannot be understood by outsiders. Empress Dowager Cixi specially issued a decree asking painters not to paint.

Qing Dynasty, gold inlaid wooden handle and gold mention furnace. In the procession of marrying the queen, the queen Fengyu used the stove as a guide. The gold furnace held by the captain is like this. The furnace body is cylindrical, with chiseled dragon patterns on the outside, and an umbrella-shaped cover. The cover is hollowed out with gossip patterns, and a phoenix button is placed on the top. There are three animal ears with rings on the abdomen, and three elephant feet below. There are three chains on the three ears, and the chains are assembled on an eight-petal fancy board. Each petal is in the shape of a wishful cloud head, with a “囍” character inside, and a phoenix button on the top. The phoenix button is looped to connect with the hook on the handle. The handle is made of red sandalwood, with finely carved “囍” character flowers and plants, inlaid with gold chiseled phoenix head and ruyi-shaped tail.

Qing, Jin Baoping. After the queen was welcomed into the palace, she waited for the auspicious time to lay down her phoenix in front of the Qianqing Palace. The queen changed the gold Ruyi and apples she held into a gold vase, which contained two pearls, two gems, two coins, two silver coins, and gold. Two handles of Ruyi, two handles of silver, two gold ingots, two silver ingots, two sets of eight gold treasures, two sets of eight silver treasures, and a handful of gold and silver rice, symbolizing possession of all gold and silver treasures in the world. The queen embraces the golden vase and steps into the Qianqing Palace.

During the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty, the emperor and the queen wore auspicious clothes in bright yellow silk embroidered with the characters “囍”, colorful clouds, bats, golden dragon patterns and female cotton dragon robes during the wedding ceremony. Jifu is a garment worn on occasions such as royal celebrations and festivals, including Jifu robes and Jifu gowns. Jifu robes are often referred to as dragon robes. The shape of the queen’s robe is a straight robe with a round collar, a large right lapel, horse hoof sleeves (with middle sleeves), and left and right hems. This robe is bright yellow in color and decorated with nine dragons all over the body, one on the chest, one on the back and one on each shoulder, two on the front and two on the hem, and one on the front. The entire robe is decorated with coral beads the size of rice grains, and the red word “囍” is embroidered with the rice bead technique to set off the festive atmosphere of the wedding….

Qing Guangxu, stone blue satin embroidered with eight groups of happy birthday word colorful cloud dragon dragon jacket clip. This is the dragon gown worn by the Empress of the Hebei ceremony, with a round neck, double breasts, flat sleeves, and a hem that opens at the back. This gown uses two to four-color halo method to embroider the word “卍” with eight groups of colorful clouds and white dragons, sea water, river cliffs and miscellaneous treasures, etc. patterns. The gown is lined with a moon-white auspicious cloud and tuanlong woven gold satin lining with the character “Shou”, and the cuffs are inlaid with a stone blue “Swastika” woven gold satin edge. The collar is decorated with a gilt-bronze chiseled buckle, and the rest is decorated with four stone-blue gold-woven satin loops.

In the Qing Dynasty, gold-plated copper with silk dots and emeralds inlaid with pearls and stones and phoenix tin. Manchu women can wear tanzi, a kind of hat ornament, when wearing auspicious clothes. This mother-of-pearl is made of rattan pieces as a frame, and is wrapped and braided with cyan silk threads to form a mesh. The upper part is circled with dotted jade and hollowed out with an ancient money pattern on the head and face, and the lower part is lined with red velvet. The front and sides of the necklace are decorated with six golden phoenixes, the tail is decorated with five golden phoenixes, and the bottom is decorated with seven golden birds. Each of them holds various strings of jewels and stone necklaces in its mouth.

Qing, silver inlaid coral collar. The collar, also known as the collar, is used to restrain the collar around the neck, and it was a dress item for empresses and concubines in the Qing Dynasty. This collar is approximately ring-shaped and has a live opening and closing type. There are three rings in total, two of which are made of silver and gold, carved with cloud and bat patterns and the characters “囍” and “寿”. Inlaid with rubies and tourmalines. Two ribbons are tied at the living mouth, and each belt is worn with red coral….

Qing Dynasty, Dongzhu Chaozhu. Emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty wore court beads when they wore court clothes or auspicious clothes. Each plate of Chao beads is made of 108 round beads, and every 27 beads are added with a large round bead of different materials, called “Buddha head”. One of the Buddha’s heads is connected to a gourd-shaped “Buddha” with a “back cloud” hanging down behind it. There are three strings of 10 small beads on both sides of the chao bead, which are called “memory”. The materials of Chao Zhu are East beads, coral, beeswax, jade, agate, crystal, amber, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, turquoise, etc. They are used according to different status, grade and occasion. Dongzhu is produced from the Songhua River in Northeast China, the birthplace of the Manchu people. Dongzhu Chaozhu can only be worn by the emperor, empress dowager and empress…

It is said that old tea is rich and mellow, and the longer it gets, the more fragrant it becomes. Have you ever seen “old tea” that is thousands of years old?

Many ancient teas are on display in the Meridian Gate Exhibition Hall of the “Tea World – Tea Culture Special Exhibition” that will be introduced to you soon. From the tea remains from the tombs of the Warring States Period in Shandong more than 2,400 years ago, to the physical tea leaves of the Han and Song dynasties, to the tribute teas of the Qing Dynasty with different origins and varieties, we have witnessed the development and evolution of the theory and practice of Chinese tea culture.

The tea ceremony has lasted for thousands of years, and the Buddhist tradition has always been the Buddhist tradition. For this exhibition, we specially invited Mr. Geng Baochang, deputy chairman of the Cultural Relics Appraisal Committee of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, a famous expert and a centenarian, to inscribe the exhibition “Tea Ceremony Shanghe”. Chinese people combine their thinking about life, family, country, nature, and the universe with their daily life practices to form the spiritual core of tea culture. Just like old tea, it is timeless and new.

Eastern Han Dynasty, lintel stone portrait. Chinese people have romantic feelings and unlimited imagination about the moon. There are countless poems, songs, myths and legends about the moon. Toads appeared in images about the moon in the Han Dynasty. Toads live longer, so the Jade Rabbit made the pills into the shape of a toad, and used the toad’s light to reach the middle of the moon. Portrait stone is a stone building material carved with images. The images mainly include real life, historical stories, myths and legends, decorative patterns, etc. This stone portrait was unearthed in Suide County, Shaanxi Province. The jade rabbit on the right side of the lower layer stands upright, holding a pestle in one hand and a mortar in the other, struggling to pound medicine.

From September 2 to November 30, “Tea·World—Tea Culture Special Exhibition” will be on display at the Meridian Gate and East and West Yanchi Tower exhibition halls of the Palace Museum. This exhibition is hosted by the Palace Museum and brings together representative collections from 30 archaeological and cultural institutions at home and abroad, with a total of 555 exhibits (groups). The exhibition is divided into four units: Tea Out of China, Tea Ceremony, Tea Road Thousands of Miles, and Tea Rhythm. With a distinctive theme and a grand scale, it three-dimensionally displays the Chinese tea civilization that crosses history, connects regions, and integrates nations. During the exhibition, a tea cultural and creative experience space was also opened in the Northeast Chonglou of Meridian Gate, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the charm of tea culture. China Construction Bank, as the joint promoter of the exhibition, and Longfor Group, as the public welfare supporter of the exhibition, jointly assisted the exhibition activities. This exhibition is free to visit with Palace Museum tickets. Visitors must make a real-name reservation in advance through the “Forbidden City Museum” WeChat applet

Eastern Jin Dynasty, Wang Xianzhi, Mid-Autumn Festival posts. The “Mid-Autumn Tie”, which was regarded as one of the treasures of Sanxitang by Emperor Qianlong, has 22 characters in existence: “Mid-Autumn Festival will no longer be lost, and it will be returned. It is even a matter of how to win He Qing and other troops.” It is a copy of Wang Xianzhi’s chido “December Cut to Tie”, which cannot be read in sentences. Because of the word “Mid-Autumn” in the first book, it is the name of the post, and it has become a famous post related to the Mid-Autumn Festival. Some scholars believe that this post has the meaning of Mi Fu’s brushwork in Song Dynasty, and it was not written by Wang Xianzhi himself. Regardless of whether the author is Mi Fu or Wang Xianzhi, this post retains the charm of Wang Xianzhi’s original work, and the “one-stroke calligraphy” cursive technique is brought to the extreme.

Eastern Jin Dynasty, Wang Xianzhi, Ding Guanpeng of the Mid-Autumn Festival post, the autumn color equally divides the Wushao month on the picture. After Emperor Qianlong got the “Mid-Autumn Tie”, he couldn’t put it down. He not only inscribed three postscripts successively from February to August in Qianlong Bingyin (1746), but also ordered the court painter Ding Guanpeng to paint at the end of the scroll. In the picture above the moon, Wang Xianzhi is under the sycamore tree, looking up at the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, as if he wants to write a book. To a certain extent, this picture reproduces the scene of Wang Xianzhi’s “Mid-Autumn Post” in the form of painting. It can be seen that Emperor Qianlong hoped to express his admiration for Wang Xianzhi and his love for “Mid-Autumn Post” by means of accompanying pictures.

Tang, a bronze moon palace pattern mirror. Chang’e Flying to the Moon is a beautiful and sad fairy tale. It is beautiful because the osmanthus trees are whirling, the moon is bright, and the fairy Chang’e is dancing gracefully, forming a romantic picture; it is sad because the Guanghan Palace is cold and lonely, which always arouses people’s laments and sentiments, “Chang’e should regret stealing.” The elixir, Bihaiqingtian, heart every night.” This moon palace pattern mirror is centered on the osmanthus tree, under the tree is a toad,

Song, bronze Changchun mirror. The outer edge of the bronze mirror is octagonal. From the outside to the inside, there are eight trigrams, seven stars, mirror inscriptions and the scene of a jade rabbit pounding medicine in front of Guanghan Palace. The Bagua is the innate Fuxi direction, and the Qian Gua is in the southeast. The seven stars and the eight trigrams are scattered and separated, and the inscription on the mirror reads: “Seven stars shine brightly through the three worlds, and a spiritual light shines for thousands of years. Changchun mirror.” Judging from the inscription and pattern on the mirror, this is a bronze mirror related to Taoism related….

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

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #August2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies -The Palace Museum #ForbiddenCity Collections of Chinese intangible cultural heritage.  Collection  12th – 20th August 2023..

On July 19th 2023 , the multilingual website of the Forbidden City Palace Museum- Beijing, China, People’s Republic of Chinawas officially released at the Digital Cultural Tourism Development Forum of the 2023 China Internet Civilization Conference! The website covers five languages: English, French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish, and will meet the needs of audiences with different languages.

 The multilingual website of the Palace Museum is committed to establishing an international website that is concise, clear, easy to use for overseas audiences, and fits the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, including tour guides, information, panoramic tours, online exhibitions, collection appreciation, cultural topics, etc. Rich immersive content describing of the most detail collection that housed within the Forbidden city collection… . 

During the Months of late July towards early August 2023 it has been serve Rainstorms in Beijing in which the  603 year old Forbidden city Drainage has been designed very well in countering those intense weather conditions….

Qing, the treasure of Queen Jinlong. The gold books and gold treasures presented to the queen have become the symbol of the queen’s status. This is the “Queen’s Treasure”, made of gold, with a dragon button, attached to a yellow ribbon, and the seal is in Manchu and Chinese jade chopsticks, and the script is the same as the emperor’s imperial treasure.

The floating haze is warm and emerald, the branches and leaves support the Su, and the ribbon bird can be seen inhabiting the branches among the shadows of the trees, just like “the fairy in the forest”. Ribbon birds are colorful, with a dark blue glow on the head, neck and crest. When the ribbon bird is engraved on the cultural relics, it meets thousands of flowers, carrying people’s hopes and blessings. The ribbon is an ornament that marks the official rank. The name “ribbon” means to increase the rank and rank, and because “ribbon” and “shou” have the same pronunciation, it also means longevity. Therefore, the ribbon bird has the meaning of good fortune and longevity, which was deeply loved by the ancients.

Modern times, the queen’s gold book. After Puyi abdicated, according to the “Preferential Treatment Conditions of the Qing Dynasty”, he still lived a life of “little court” in the inner court of the Forbidden City, and married Wanrong as the queen according to the wedding ceremony of the Qing emperor. This is the golden book that canonized Wanrong, with a total of ten pages. It reads: “Xuantong’s fourteenth year…the daughter of Rongyuan…I hereby take Baolier as the queen…” The “little imperial court” still uses the Xuantong year name, “Xuantong fourteen years” is the eleventh year of the Republic of China (1922). This gold book is the only queen gold book in existence in the Palace Museum…

千位百瓶 Garlic bottle, named after the mouth of the bottle is shaped like a head of garlic. Pictured  is a bright red Panchi garlic bottle with white glaze and plastic paste from the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty. The mouth of the bottle is in the shape of eight cloves of garlic. Copper red glaze, the glaze color is eye-catching and unusual. The red panchi protrudes on the white glaze, which has a three-dimensional effect and is quite artistic.

去我们一起来读计划 Qing, Qingkuan, etc., set up a welcome picture in the album of big wedding pictures. This picture depicts the wedding procession arriving at the residence of the queen-to-be, and the stepfather leading the children kneeling outside the gate to greet her. In the lead of the imperial battle, Huang Gai accompanied, followed by officials in charge of ceremonies, Honglu Temple Xuban officials and Mingzan officials, then envoys and deputy envoys, followed by Ceting, Baoting and Fengyu carried by 16 people. They entered the courtyard one by one, followed by the queen-to-be’s father and clan members. After the emperor’s golden festival and the queen’s ceremony are arranged in the mansion, the canonization ceremony is waiting to be held.

去我们一起来读计划  Qing Dynasty Qianlong, Lengjian, Huangmen, etc., the Fengyu page of the Atlas of Imperial Ritual Vessels. In the Qing Dynasty, the emperor used a phoenix to marry the queen’s wedding sedan chair. The body of the Fengyu sedan chair is made of wood, painted with bright yellow lacquer. The dome is double-layered, and each octagon is decorated with a golden phoenix. The hanging eaves are bright yellow satin, painted with golden phoenix. The four curtains are painted with blue stones and golden phoenixes. The interior is painted with red lacquer, the sedan chair is bright yellow satin with golden phoenix painted on it, and the sedan chair cushion is bright yellow satin with colorful phoenix embroidered on it. The shoulder poles are topped with bronze brass and golden phoenix heads and tails. The style of the phoenix was determined in the book “Illustration of Ritual Vessels of the Dynasty” during the Qianlong period. It was used by the empress when she participated in the silkworm ceremony of offering sacrifices to the god of silkworms.

千件百锅# The Weibo text introduced last time This white-glazed plastic paste bright red panchi garlic bottle from the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty was handed down to the Qing Dynasty. It may be very popular with Emperor Yongzheng. It is painted by Qing people in the Palace Museum. The depiction of this bottle can be seen in “Yinzhen’s Pleasure Picture” and “Yinzhen Concubine’s Pleasure Picture”.

去我们一起来读计划  Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, Jin Xi character Ruyi, Yubi dragon character axis. In the Qing Dynasty, the phoenix of the emperor’s wedding to please the queen had a built-in “dragon” character axis, gold ruyi, and apples. In folk weddings, the groom goes to the bride’s house to meet the bride in person, but the emperor is supreme, and when he marries the queen, he sends envoys to greet him, so the word “dragon” is used as the groom’s incarnation. In many ceremonies of the emperor’s wedding, Ruyi and apples were used, implying auspiciousness and peace. This gold ruyi is in a three-inlaid style, with a raised “囍” character on the first, middle and tail parts, with a red “囍” knot and silk tassels underneath. Jin Ruyi and the “Dragon” scroll are placed together in a yellow brocade box, and the scroll is engraved with “The Treasure of Empress Dowager Cixi’s Royal Brush”, which was used for the wedding of Emperor Guangxu.

The heat is in full swing, and everything is transpiring. It’s the season when gardenias are in full bloom. If you can meet a gardenia that is “suspected to be leaves in frost, and covered with branches like snow”, the flower color like snow and ice is accompanied by bursts of intoxicating fragrance. It is extremely cool!

Gardenia, also known as scorpion, has a soft and elegant floral fragrance. “Snowflakes and ice flowers are cool and clear, and the deep part of the song bar is bright and spiritual.” Gardenia is white in color, and its six petals are like snowflakes. Therefore , the ancients often associated gardenia with snowflakes….

In the Qing Dynasty, Qingkuan et al., the album of the big wedding picture set up a welcome picture. This is the last page of the sixth volume “Collected Figures of Ingratiation”. After the Guangxu Emperor’s wedding party arrived at the quasi-empress’s mansion, the empress’s phoenix and ceremonial car were placed in the courtyard, and the emperor’s golden festival was respectfully placed on the central festival table in the outer hall. The queen father kneels in front of the face, and the official envoy reads the document for the establishment of the queen. The kneeling in the upper right corner of the screen is the father of the queen-to-be. After that, the envoy will hand over the emperor’s gold festival to the eunuch, and place it on the festival case in the middle of the inner hall. The eunuch and female officials will present the ceremony to the queen in the inner hall, and award the gold book and the queen’s treasure. As for the inner hall ceremony attended by the Empress, Empress Dowager Cixi issued a special decree that painters do not need to paint, so it is not shown in the picture. After the registration ceremony, the queen went to Fengyu at an auspicious time, ready to enter the palace..

去我们一起来读计划  Qing Guangxu, red silk embroidered dragon and phoenix with the pattern gown. During the wedding ceremony, the empress had several different attires. When she was preparing to accept the ceremony at her natal home, she wore a red silk gown embroidered with dragon and phoenix patterns, and an outer cover of azurite silk embroidered with patterns of dragon and phoenix. This gown was worn by the empress of Emperor Guangxu’s wedding. It has a round neck, a large front and right gusset, horseshoe sleeves, and left and right skirts. The whole body is embroidered with gold thread and multicolored silk thread to embroider various patterns, and the front chest, back, shoulders and front and rear hem are embroidered with eight groups of golden dragon and phoenix “囍” patterns, arranged in twelve chapters. The whole body is also decorated with the characters of “Fu”, “Lu”, “Shou” and “Xi”, and auspicious patterns such as bats, cranes and miscellaneous treasures. The embroidery is complicated and exquisite, the patterns are rich and beautiful, and it has a very festive and auspicious decorative effect.

去我们一起来读计划  Qing Dynasty Guangxu, stone blue silk embroidered dragon and phoenix with the pattern gown. This gown is worn over a dragon and phoenix Tonghe pattern robe. It has a round neck, double breasts, flat sleeves, and a skirt that opens at the back. The collar is adorned with a gilt copper button with chiseled patterns and four fastening loops. It is lined with bright yellow plain spun silk lining, with thin silk cotton in the middle. This gown is embroidered with patterns such as eight dragons and phoenixes “囍” and other patterns on the ground of stone-blue river silk, using flat stitches, flat gold, closing stitches, trocars, and nail threads. The joy and enthusiasm of a big wedding.

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

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Introducing Cocoon Trace Original Dress Customization Chinese innovative in between Ming and Qing Dynasty fusion traditional wedding dresses  in some in modern fusion of its  2023 Art Haute Couture series in which their inspirationally Continuation from the   Chinese Painting of spring flowersCocoon Trace 2022’s original and improved cheongsam … Fengdai” has chosen a design that is very suitable for summer in both fabric and color matching…

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古座婚婚Taking the solemn and noble feeling of court clothes, the dragon and phoenix gowns are innovated. While shining brightly, they are not bound by tradition, and draw a unique and trendy silk brocade picture for the bride.

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coexists with the nature of the world, draws on its vigorous power of free growth,
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is a light and soft silk taken from nature , with its unique temperature and inherited the characteristics of breathing…

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by the works of art collected by the Hong Kong Museum of History, we improved it into a short-sleeved double-breasted version, and made more sophisticated treatments on the buttons and details. Printed silk all over the body, when sewing, turn one side of the pattern originally printed on the two ends of the fabric to ensure that the patterns on both ends are exactly on the front and back of the skirt.

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QIPAO 旗袍 Cheongsam …. In which from historically Shenyang is the birth place of the Qing Dynasty 1636-1912plus ….  In which Qipao is termed for Qing Dynasty Clothing that the Manchu ethnic adoptively wore…… in which the Shenyang Palace Museum was an imperial palace towards two Qing Dynasty emperors. Previously two years ago During the event it which was an eight day forums, with exhibitions also related workshops illustrating the birth place of the Old Capital of Cheongsam where the Qing Dynasty- Qipao was inspired from..   Before that Shanghai 1930’s Qipao-Cheongsam revolution, the Manchurian Cheongsam was the fashion of choice of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912)   throughout as it standardized that style during the dynasty… Replacing the previous clothing standard Han Fu – Han Dynasty clothing style, in which also is form fitting towards the women’s silhouette but with a higher degree of freedom of flare of personal, individual style… 

Qipao-Cheongsam is uniquely hand crafted tailored Chinese dress to the customer’s various measurements… in which you can still have them brought of the rack in which is accustomed to the standard measurements… in which you can tell which is western influenced with the back zipped in which the Eastern traditional Chinese Tailors would have the side zipped of the Qipao dress due it interrupts the flow of the pattern work at the back of the dress..  Also it creates a continuous seamless back look…  after as the measurements are translated drafted onto the silk or the customer desired accustomed fabric of choice, from the measurements book with the associated look of the design elements with additional accessories the sexiness of Qipao lies subtlety.. Measuring, patterning, cutting, and button making are crucial, in where passion and art comes together in tailoring….

 In which traditionally Qipao- Cheongsam dresses are worn for from straight forwardly every day towards after work evening wear in without having to change to another set of wardrobe dressing only to accessories for the required occasion… … in which the Qipao dress pattern silhouette is design for the lady’s figure in which accentuating the silhouette without giving away too much of what’s underneath in retaining…. its timeless classic silhouettes in which are designed to be worn every day, from work, evening,  casually  towards to the weekend… with sleek simple, elegant, sexy intelligent sophistication in which are easy to be accessorised with any pieces of clothing in your current or upcoming wardrobe…

  Images and visuals are from Weibo also from茧迹原创礼服定制Cocoontrace original dress customization: No. D05, Zhongyi Street, 798 Art District, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District, Beijing 010-59789809 – China –People’s Republic of China ..

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On July 19th 2023 , the multilingual website of the Forbidden City Palace Museum- Beijing, China, People’s Republic of Chinawas officially released at the Digital Cultural Tourism Development Forum of the 2023 China Internet Civilization Conference! The website covers five languages: English, French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish, and will meet the needs of audiences with different languages.

 The multilingual website of the Palace Museum is committed to establishing an international website that is concise, clear, easy to use for overseas audiences, and fits the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, including tour guides, information, panoramic tours, online exhibitions, collection appreciation, cultural topics, etc. Rich immersive content describing of the most detail collection that housed within the Forbidden city collection… . 

In the Qing Dynasty, gold-plated copper dots emerald inlaid with jewelry and the word Tianhua; in Qing Dynasty, gold-plated jewelry with two dragon knots. Tin flowers are the main decoration on the tin, and the number of tin flowers is one of the factors that determine the grade of the tin. Tin flowers come in a variety of shapes, and depending on their location, they are called knots, face hairpins, green strips, tin tails, head faces, etc. Gold-plated copper dot emerald jewels inlaid with the word “囍” is a set of thirteen pieces, with gold-plated copper dot emerald as the base, and a bead embedded in the character “囍” made of red coral rice beads. Judging from the decorative theme, this tin is made for a big wedding. Another piece of gold inlaid jewelry is a two-dragon knot, in the shape of two dragons playing with gold silk. The center of the fire bead is inlaid with a large ruby, surrounded by green and auspicious clouds. The pendant is made of pearls threaded into eleven strings of tassels, and the corners of the pendant are red sapphires. This kind of decorative knot has the highest standard and is exclusively used by empress dowagers and empresses.

Qing Daoguang, silver-plated hairpin with gold-plated emerald dots inlaid with gemstones, and Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty, silver-plated hairpin with gold-plated gemstones and fake beads and phoenix pattern. In the jewelry of concubines, there are a large number of hairpins of various types, and although they have different themes, they all have auspicious meanings. The number of pearls and the types of gemstones on these jewelry reflect the rank and status of the jewelry owner. Three pieces of silver – plated emerald “囍” character hairpins, with pearls inlaid on the center “囍” character, “囍” character above and below…

In the Qing Dynasty, the golden chiseled word butterfly pattern is flat and square. Bianfang is a unique headdress for Manchu noblewomen in the Qing Dynasty, and it is also a bracket used for dressing up the “two heads”. It has a similar function to the long hairpin used by Han women. This flat square is made of gold, chiseled with sesame seeds as the ground, with a circle of flowers and grass patterns chiseled on the frame, six dancing butterflies and five “囍” characters chiseled inside the frame, and a bat chiseled on the head, implying the double arrival of happiness and happiness. It is a special decoration for the queen’s wedding…

Clear, silver-plated dots emerald beads tassels. Tassels usually refer to drooping tassels, threaded by silk threads, feathers or beads, used on clothes or hair ornaments, also known as step shakes. This tassel is composed of silver-plated dot emerald poles and three strings of pearls. The red coral is embellished with seven “囍” characters, and the pendant corners are three rubies. The head of the pole and the knot in the middle are dotted emerald chiseled bats and money patterns, which means “blessings come to you”. This tassel should be used for the queen’s wedding. Every auspicious festival in the palace, concubines have to wear such ornaments.

Qing Guangxu, stone blue silk embroidered with eight groups of magpies, plums, coral beads and Chinese characters, with water and auspicious clothing materials. The queen’s dowry includes all kinds of ready-made clothes and materials for the four seasons, all of which are woven by Jiangnan Sanzhi, which is prepared in advance several years before the emperor’s wedding ceremony. The pattern of the fabric has always been drawn up by the Ministry of Rites, and the artist draws a sample draft. After the emperor approves, the Ministry of Internal Affairs sends it to Sanzhizao for purchase. The wedding patterns woven for the royal family are all traditional patterns that are related to marriage customs in the palace and contain auspicious meanings, such as Fulu Bandai, Dragon and Phoenix Bringing Good Fortune, etc. The seawater river cliff pattern of this gown is embroidered with a magpie and a plum pattern on the upper part, and decorated with red coral and rice beads to form the character “囍”. The purpose is very clear.

Qing Guangxu, bright yellow silk embroidered with eight groups of magpies, plums, coral beads and 囍 characters, with Shui Jifu gowns. This gown is embroidered with bright yellow silk, with eight embroidered plum blossoms in full bloom, four magpies jumping on the branches, and red coral rice beads in the middle to form the character “囍”, with distinct layers and echoing up and down. Bright yellow is the imperial color exclusively used by the royal family. The magpie and plum blossoms imply happy brows, and the word “囍” pressed on the top implies happiness on top of happiness, highlighting the joy and peace of the emperor’s wedding. Plum blossoms have strong cold resistance, and they can brave the severe cold and bloom alone in the middle of winter when all the flowers are withered. Emperor Guangxu’s wedding coincided with the midwinter when plum blossoms were in full bloom, and such patterns added a festive atmosphere to the wedding..

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