During this year 2020   Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which next year 2020 the year of the rat …. Marking its six hundred years 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..

The former imperial office in the Forbidden City, the Hall of Mental Cultivation, will begin renovation in August 2018. The Hall of Mental Cultivation is located in Beijing, the capital city of China, and was built in 1537 during the Ming Dynasty, later serving as the office and residence of the last eight emperors of the Qing Dynasty. It contains many culturally significant items made during that time period.

 

Being built during the reign of Emperor Jiajing (1522 – 1566) of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), the Hall of Mental Cultivation is on the west side of the Palace of Heavenly Purity. It is particularly significant in the history of the Forbidden City. Actually the palace was not important until Emperor Yongzheng (the third emperor) in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) lived in it. From that time to the end of the Qing Dynasty, eight emperors lived there.

It was in the Palace of Heavenly Purity that the emperors lived. The Hall of Mental Cultivation was originally designed to be a temporary resting hall for emperors. However, from the time of Emperor Yongzheng, this palace became the emperors’ bedchamber. Why did this change happen? There exist two thoughts in Chinese history. As the Hall of Mental Cultivation is near the Palace of Heavenly Purity which was the resting place for emperors before Yongzheng, one interpretation is that Emperor Yongzheng lived in the Hall of Mental Cultivation in order to take care of his father who was seriously ill at the time and to show respect to him after his death. From then on, he never moved into the Palace of Heavenly Purity. The other interpretation is that as the Hall of Mental Cultivation was simply decorated, Yongzheng moved into it to set an example of how thrifty he was for the common people. Later the decoration style of the hall was changed from simplicity to luxury and it is reputed that about 780 pieces of precious artifacts were placed inside till the end of Qing Dynasty.

The front door of the hall, facing south, was named the Gate of Mental Cultivation. It was only opened to the emperor in the ancient time, but now tourists can enter through this gate. Outside the gate, there is a narrow yard with several rooms for the on duty eunuchs in the past. Now they are shops where you can buy souvenirs. Besides the rooms, there is a rare jade screen wall, with eight delicate dragons carved on it, facing the gate. It is the symbol of imperial power and high status of the emperor.

Entering the Gate of Mental Cultivation, the Hall of Mental Cultivation, including the main hall and the side halls, is located behind the wooden screen wall. The I-shape main hall is divided into front and rear parts, connected by a hallway. The front hall was the office for the emperor, while the rear one served as his bedroom. The side halls on east and west were decorated as Buddhist Prayer Rooms for the emperors.

In the central part of the front hall, there is the throne and emperors’ desk. Books containing instructions for a new emperor on how to rule over his empire would be placed in a bookcase behind the throne. On the bookcase, about 160 sets of handwritten copies of old books were kept. There are two doors hidden behind the throne which lead to the rear halls.

On the east side of the central hall is the East Warmth Chamber, in which the notorious Empress Dowager Cixi attended to state affairs sitting behind a curtain. It is in this hall she corruptly ruled China for forty-eight years from behind this yellow curtain. Now, this chamber is displayed as it was in her time. The West Warmth Chamber was separated into several rooms for the different usage for the emperor. Tourists can see the conference room for discussing secret issues or consulting with his ministers, a study room named Hall of Three Rare Treasures (San Xi Tang) and a small Buddhist prayer room exclusive to the emperor in the West Warmth Chamber. The Hall of Three Rare Treasures is famous for housing three precious calligraphy masterpieces by three outstanding masters Wang Xizhi, Wang Xianzhi and Wang Xun. A plaque with the three characters San Xi Tang written by Emperor Qianlong is still kept in the room.

Passing the hallway, one can see the rear hall. Five rooms in the middle are for the emperors. There are two rooms on each side of the rear hall, which served as the resting places for the empress and the high-ranking imperial concubines when they attended to the emperor. In the reign of Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty, those rooms were for the two empress dowagers – Cixi and Ci’an. They lived close to the East Warmth Chamber, so that they can easily get there to handle state affairs. These two rooms are not open to the public. Off the courtyards to the east and west of the rear hall, are temporary lodgings which were provided for other concubines when they were summoned to attend the emperor.

Imagines credit are from the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China..

In this year’s 2020, 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 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..

 

During this month May 2020 the Forbidden City, has been slowly allowing a small modest size social distancing crowds of least five thousand per day into the palace city after it was closed for least two months more straight due to the Covid -19 Paramedic … in which you have to purchase the tickets online from the Forbidden city online ticketing store. In once arrival you be presented on a either a QR code ticketing, also a thermal body scan of your temperature with sanitizers..

During the time the Forbidden City staff among its partners has been previously Street Tour virtually digitally – photographically, geographically  image scanning of the Palace City in complying it into a street tour over the last few months before the year of the Rat in preparations for the Six hundred years anniversary of the Ming-Qing Dynasty Forbidden city celebrations that was to be veiled during this early year, but that did not due to the China- People’s Republic of China Central Government ordinance of shutting down public places to cull the Covid-19 from spreading.. In which the Forbidden City Street view interactive was put online operationally in which people from all over the globe-planet could view the Forbidden city online.. Among with online it provides with intense rich interactive information of the location, its history … orthough the map UI- User interface is very easily to navigate full with high resolution photographic resolution… In which it’s best view on a more than 40 inch flat panel LCD screen to digestive the immersion … The User Interface orthough in Chinese, but Somehow it makes it very authentic….

Among with the User Interface it has a section of photographic locations of halls or gardens nearby, in your location in which you select …. Among with the UI is the full Forbidden City Map in which palace halls to visit.. But nothing compares to the real thing of being there reliving history…..

 

Imagines credit are from the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China..

In this year’s 2020, 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 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..

 

During the first week of Beijing’s First Snowfall in 2020, on the evening of January 5, snow appeared in Beijing…. . On the morning of January 6, the city’s snowfall ended. The newly layering snow covered Beijing map has just become a hot spot for netizens after it has just snowed in which now it’s now spring in China in which most of Asia… In which during that time it’s the Cherry Blossoms bloom with radiant pink pastel hues throughout from local township village to city parks towards national parks.. In which the spring Equinox happens to be on 20th march in which A Chinese perspective on spring. In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day. A Chinese green dragon relates to the season of spring. The 2020 vernal equinox comes on March 20 … in which the Forbidden City, the begonia flower blooming described as transformed from a pink carved jade makeup to a plain silver makeup after a snowfall……

Magnolia blooms flowers, in which also termed Mulan… in which they say long time ago Grand General Mulan name came from the Magnolia flower tree that her father also a General planted in front of their Manor Homestead in which her father when to a nearby mountain that blooms like starry Globular clusters of Magnolia flowers…….In which to find a Magnolia flower tree to take back home for landscaping.

 

In which there’s one place within the Forbidden city walls that’s being featured nearby the forward south east side of palace city, palace hall complex is called 文华殿 Wehuadian – Wenhua Palace in which translated to Hall of Literary Brilliance in which It was the residence of the heir apparent during the early period of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), with green glazed tiles covering the roof. Since 1536, it was reserved for the emperor as his secondary hall. Accordingly, the tiles were changed into yellow, the colour of the Emperor. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the imperial lecture was regularly held in this hall and papers of the “Palace Examination” was reviewed here, too. Those prominent would feel so honoured to be given the title of the “Grant Secretary of the Hall of Literary Brilliance”.

Imagines credit are from the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China..

 

In this year’s 2020, 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 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…

Currently the Forbidden City is closed for the duration- dependently of the Pandemic, However the during the splendid Spring with clear blue skies that now occupy Beijing’s landscape scenes in which spring cherry blossoms, blossoms blooms in within the Forbidden city palace hall grounds  illuminating the red walls with golden imperial yellow bamboo textured roof tiles..

Those Royal Cats of the Forbidden city roam around to keep the staff of the Forbidden city company also they also have their own store product range within the Forbidden city Store that comes helping their up keep of looking after them food, health. Veterinary services also they also look after the Forbidden city by chasing finding mouse, rats other rodents Keeping the Forbidden City clean.. .. also they’re an National Celebrity constant featured on National television one recently on Beijing Television -Iqyi thirty episode series with Chinese A list celebrities from all walks of life to celebrate explored the 600 year old anniversary of the Forbidden city ..

Imagines credit are from the Forbidden cityImperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China..

HanFu- Han Dynasty Clothing is making a massive come back in the Asian Chinese communities as youths reliving In recently decades there’s been very much strong revitalisation of Chinese Customary tailoring clothing in which is HanFu- Han Dynasty (221-206 BC) period inspired clothing in which was worn just before the fall of the Ming Dynasty (23 January 1308 to 25 April1644, until a North East Manchurian fashion that have taken over the traditional Han Dynasty fashion in which we known till today that’s the Qipao in which have been fashionable evolving on the same path also…. Like a Qipao, HanFu can be worn every day, as work wear, till as evening wear… It also it comes in various forms as to the nature of activity of the day or night…

圣 微 ViVi is an actor, photographer, director in China – People’s Republic of China …… in which her Hanfu- Han Dynasty stories based short film works are featured on many Weibo also on bilibili in which you find here at her Weibo blog  in which she does among with her production team formulate intriguing inter woven stories that surrounds Chinese culture ancientignly in which can be found on her bilibili with  short music movie video composition features her in Han Dynasty clothing in which is sheerness for summery silks in which allows for bodily ventilation to keep cool.. As to soft colour does generate a sense of summery coolness ….  Featuring two prominent colours sheerness reds and blue beautifully handcrafted embroidery both colours with Chinese paintings swans and cranes handcrafted embroidery on the coat of the dress… accessorizing featuring Chinese fans also decorative Bamboo umbrellas ….

 

 

出镜 Appearance: @ 圣 微 ViVi

摄影/后期:Photography / Post: @ 扶卮

Images and visuals are from Weibo微 ViVi Photographer扶卮

HanFu- Han Dynasty Clothing is making a massive come back in the Asian Chinese communities as youths reliving In recently decades there’s been very much strong revitalisation of Chinese Customary tailoring clothing in which is HanFu- Han Dynasty (221-206 BC) period inspired clothing in which was worn just before the fall of the Ming Dynasty (23 January 1308 to 25 April1644, until a North East Manchurian fashion that have taken over the traditional Han Dynasty fashion in which we known till today that’s the Qipao in which have been fashionable evolving on the same path also…. Like a Qipao, HanFu can be worn every day, as work wear, till as evening wear… It also it comes in various forms as to the nature of activity of the day or night…

Featuring-隔壁大Wang with this feminine intrepid scholarly urban Summery spring elegant sleek look  with a warm summery Spring Han Dynasty every day wear to keep warm during the warm gentle green coolness … featuring with light heavier sheerness light minted tea green with whites silk chiffon layers wear with apricot pinks sheerness for absorbing the warmth wintery heat for wintery in which for summery the sheerness fabric breathable helps to keep the body cool….  With gathering warmth a layering pleat skirt helps to keep the leg warm… Featuring as for urban headwear, with elegant simplistic elaborate light jade pastels Chinese Painting blossoms drops….. Featuring with a silk embroidery bamboo umbrella to shade from the summery heat also a good read creates a prefect summery accessories.. 

Images and visuals are from Weibo blogger photographer -隔壁大Wang

HanFu- Han Dynasty Clothing is making a massive come back in the Asian Chinese communities as youths reliving In recently decades there’s been very much strong revitalisation of Chinese Customary tailoring clothing in which is HanFu- Han Dynasty (221-206 BC) period inspired clothing in which was worn just before the fall of the Ming Dynasty (23 January 1308 to 25 April1644, until a North East Manchurian fashion that have taken over the traditional Han Dynasty fashion in which we known till today that’s the Qipao in which have been fashionable evolving on the same path also…. Like a Qipao, HanFu can be worn every day, as work wear, till as evening wear… It also it comes in various forms as to the nature of activity of the day or night…

 

圣 微 ViVi is an actor, photographer, director in China – people’s republic of China  -, in which her Hanfu- Han Dynasty stories based short film works are featured on many Weibo also on bilibili in which you find here at her Weibo blog .. with his short music video composition features her in Han Dynasty clothing in which is sheerness for summery silks in which allows for bodily ventilation to keep cool.. As to soft colour does generated a sense of  summery coolness ….

出镜 Appearance: @ 圣 微 ViVi

摄影/后期:Photography / Post: @ 小 莎莎莎 同学

妆造Makeup: @ 有 猫 的 小乔

指导Guidance: @ 知 竹 zZ

景 : @ 知 竹 工作室 …

Images and visuals are from weibo 圣 微 ViVi

HanFu- Han Dynasty Clothing is making a massive come back in the Asian Chinese communities as youths reliving In recently decades there’s been very much strong revitalisation of Chinese Customary tailoring clothing in which is HanFu- Han Dynasty (221-206 BC) period inspired clothing in which was worn just before the fall of the Ming Dynasty (23 January 1308 to 25 April1644, until a North East Manchurian fashion that have taken over the traditional Han Dynasty fashion in which we known till today that’s the Qipao in which have been fashionable evolving on the same path also…. Like a Qipao, HanFu can be worn every day, as work wear, till as evening wear… It also it comes in various forms as to the nature of activity of the day or night…

Featuring with this feminine intrepid urban Summery spring elegant sleek with a warm summery Spring Tang Dynasty every day wear to keep warm during the evening blue coolness … featuring with light heavier sheerness light blue with whites silk chiffon layers wear with bold blue sheerness for absorbing the warmth wintery heat for wintery in which for summery the sheerness frabic breathable helps to keep the body cool….  With gathering warmth a layering pleat skirt helps to keep the leg warm… Featuring as for urban headwear, with elegant simplistic elaborate light jade blue pastels Chinese Painting cranes drops….. Featuring with a silk embroidery octagon moon fan creates a summery accessories..  

 

Image credit Weibo- Blogger-Photographer 浅月月儿 华姿仪赏汉服

In this year’s 2020, 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 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..

During the first week of Beijing’s First Snowfall in 2020, on the evening of January 5, snow appeared in Beijing…. . On the morning of January 6, the city’s snowfall ended. The newly layering snow covered Beijing map has just become a hot spot for netizens after it has just snowed in which now it’s now spring in China in which most of Asia.. in which during that time it’s the Cherry Blossoms bloom with radiant pink pastel hues throughout from local township village to city parks towards national parks.. In which the spring Equinox happens to be on 20th march in which A Chinese perspective on spring. In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day. A Chinese green dragon relates to the season of spring. The 2020 vernal equinox comes on March 20 … in which the Forbidden City, the begonia flower blooming described as transformed from a pink carved jade makeup to a plain silver makeup after a snowfall……

In which there’s one place within the Forbidden city walls that’s being featured nearby the forward south east side of palace city, palace hall complex is called 文华殿 Wehuadian – Wenhua Palace in which translated to Hall of Literary Brilliance in which It was the residence of the heir apparent during the early period of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), with green glazed tiles covering the roof. Since 1536, it was reserved for the emperor as his secondary hall. Accordingly, the tiles were changed into yellow, the colour of the Emperor. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the imperial lecture was regularly held in this hall and papers of the “Palace Examination” was reviewed here, too. Those prominent would feel so honoured to be given the title of the “Grant Secretary of the Hall of Literary Brilliance”.

Imagines credit are from the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China..

HanFu- Han Dynasty Clothing is making a massive come back in the Asian Chinese communities as youths reliving In recently decades there’s been very much strong revitalisation of Chinese Customary tailoring clothing in which is HanFu- Han Dynasty (221-206 BC) period inspired clothing in which was worn just before the fall of the Ming Dynasty (23 January 1308 to 25 April1644, until a North East Manchurian fashion that have taken over the traditional Han Dynasty fashion in which we known till today that’s the Qipao in which have been fashionable evolving on the same path also…. Like a Qipao, HanFu can be worn every day, as work wear, till as evening wear… It also it comes in various forms as to the nature of activity of the day or night…

For a winter autumn transitionally from a warm summery spring look, soft sheerness pastel colours can play a part in coolness in the summery humid heat, with light sheerness chiffon silks, in which are lighter with breathable fabrics that allow for the also the colours with mint pastels can give the illusion of coolness during the summery afternoons morning towards the evenings where more warm floral pastels …. Have the abilities to absorb the sunlight warmth for the evenings rather than deflecting heat for coolness… in for a summery look light head wear accessories for an elegant look..

Images are from Weibo photographer blogger –明珠SARA

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