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… .
“The sound of birds and the shadows of flowers attract people to live in”. The blossoms are pink and white, and the birds are singing, which is the most pleasant scene. The apricot ranking is ranked first, the spring breeze is proud, and there is joy and joy.
Today on the 8th October- 24th October 2023 is 寒露Cold Dew, the twilight is getting earlier and the dew is cold. It’s late autumn, remember to put on more clothes and keep warm 爱尊城……everyone.
The traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Hánlù, Kanro, Hallo, or Hàn lộ is the 17th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 195° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 210°.
Interior view of the bridal chamber of Kunning Palace. In the bridal chamber, there is a floor-to-ceiling kang bed with a gourd and vine pattern of “囍” and dragon and phoenix, and a tent with a dragon and phoenix in auspicious “囍” pattern. A bedding is placed on the kang, and a plaque hangs “The sun rises and the moon stays forever.” There is a saying in the book of the emperor and empress of Tongzhi that “the two rituals of movement and coordination will make the husband smooth; the light will shine on the four sides, and the rising sun will praise the husband and the moon.” Therefore, the plaque contains the meaning of blessing. The vine gourd symbolizes the endless supply of melons, which corresponds to the couplet on the indoor wall: “The precious gourd lasts forever, the eight poles of mankind and heaven rejoice; the gold and yellow flowers flourish, the sun and moon shine brightly in the sky”.
“snow-covered sloping tips lean against the north wind”. The slim bamboo can also tower over the clouds and cling to the green mountains. Between the dense green and sparse shadows, the common sense of all things is revealed, showing the demeanor of a gentleman.
Qing Dynasty, silver and gold-plated account hook with the word “囍”. Chinese tent hooks have a long history. Bronze tent hooks were used as early as the Warring States Period, and they have been used continuously since then. In the Qing Dynasty, palace tent hooks were roughly divided into three categories: wedding celebrations, birthday celebrations, and auspiciousness. This is the wedding celebration category. There are small rings on the tent hooks for hanging, and the word “囍” is created in the middle and at the bottom of the semicircular hook, which can be described as meticulous.
“Beautiful flowers and pavilions leaning on the painted bridge”. Eating fresh food can relieve irritability, and observing postures can purify the mind. The round lotus sheds dew, the gentle breeze spreads the fragrance, and the summer scenery in the pond is overwhelming.
Qing Dynasty, red satin embroidered with a picture of a hundred children. This hundred-child picture account is the left half of the folded account. The account is embroidered with children with different expressions, which means more children and more blessings. Because Emperor Guangxu’s wedding took place in winter, this Baizi picture tent is a folder tent, which is warmer than a gauze tent. This account is made of exquisite materials and superb techniques. It is both practical and ornamental. It is a very exquisite piece of woven and embroidered art.
在palace中文 Look for the beauty of the country in the brocade, and enjoy the colourful colours in the courtyard. After seven days of fragrance-seeking journey, I hope the road ahead will be bright and worry-free, and the fragrance of flowers will always accompany you on a smooth journey!
Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty, bright red satin embroidered quilt with golden 囍 pattern for generations. The main color of the quilt is bright red, with gold “囍” patterns embroidered on it. There are also patterns such as pomegranates, bats, gourd vines, lotus round boxes, plums, orchids, bamboos and chrysanthemums, wishing the emperor and the queen a harmonious married life and future generations. This quilt is not only practical, but also has a beautiful meaning. But good intentions did not change the cruel reality. Emperors Tongzhi and Guangxu, who held wedding ceremonies in the Forbidden City, had no heirs, and the idea of five generations living under one roof became a fantasy.
Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..