#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #August2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies -The Palace Museum #ForbiddenCity Collections of Chinese intangible cultural heritage.  Collection  7th   –  15th 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… . 

When the red sun is scorching and the heat is unbearable, the refrigerator in which is an invention of China Chinese… is a necessity for modern people 消暑生冷. So, how did the ancients chill melons, fruits and drinks? This cypress refrigerator in the Palace Museum tells us the answer.

The exterior of the refrigerator is cypress wood. There is a layer of grid drawers inside the box, ice cubes are placed under the grid drawers, and food is placed on the drawer boards to play the role of freezing and keeping fresh. At the same time, the four walls inside the box are inlaid with lead skin, which can not only insulate heat, but also maintain low temperature. Two copper lifting rings are installed on both sides of the outside of the refrigerator for easy lifting. Keeping cold and portable, this “can walk at any time” cypress refrigerator is ingeniously designed and quite practical, from which it is not difficult to glimpse the wisdom of the ancients!  古人也太会吧

去我们一起来读历史 The buildings, streamers, Jing, etc. (replicas) in the emperor’s brine book. According to the records, there are Changshou Building, Zi Building, Ni Building, Yu Bao Building, Xin Ban, Jiang Yin Ban, Leopard Tail Banner, Longtou Gan Ban, Jiaoxiao Biao Festival Banner, Ming Xingbi Jiao Banner, Banners, streamers, Jing, etc. of different shapes and colors, such as Shihui Jing for Celebration, Huaiyuan Jing for Praising Merit, Zhenwu Jing, Fuwen Jing, Nayan Jing, Jinshan Jing, Jinjie, Yiqi, Huanghui, etc. Shown here are reproductions of Huanghui, Jinjie, Longtou Ganfan, Nizhu, Yizheng and Jing.

On the eighth of August 2023 Looking from afar, autumn is condensing in the depths of the clouds. Today 立秋Liqiu Tue, 8 Aug 2023 – Wed, 23 Aug 2023 The traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Lìqiū, Risshū, Ipchu, or Lập thu is the 13th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°.

Let us read the calendar together The flag (replica) in the emperor’s brine book. There are more than 120 flags in the halogen book, including the sun, moon, cloud, thunder, wind, rain, twenty-eight mansions, five stars, five mountains, four directions, four dunes, phoenix, luan, wandering Lin, and lion taming, which is the largest number in the halogen book. A class of items.

禁禁欣芳 In the sixth month of the lunar calendar, lotus flowers are used as the order of the month. The ancients endowed the lotus with a clean and elegant character, praised its noble character of “the root is jade in the mud, and the heart bears the bead”. In addition, the lotus flower can be used as a vegetable for meat and meat, porridge for soup, nourishing and health-preserving, and making tea and medicine. It can be described as a good product for refreshing summer heat. ​​​​

Let us read the calendar together#The weapons (replicas) in the emperor’s brine book. The weapons in the Lubo ceremonial guards all had practical functions at first, and then gradually evolved into symbols of the emperor’s majesty. Shown in the picture include leopard tail spear, halberd, shu, star, standing melon, lying melon and axe.

去我们一起来读计划 Qing, Qingkuan, etc., set up a welcome picture in the album of big wedding pictures. From this picture, the Guangxu Emperor’s wedding welcome team exits the middle gate of the Taihe Gate from the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and then leaves the palace from the middle gate of the Daqing Gate to the Queen’s Mansion. After the ceremony of appointing envoys, the cabinet and the officials of the Ministry of Rites carried out the books and treasures together with the case from the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and then the deputy envoys placed the books and treasures in the Dragon Pavilion of His Majesty Dan respectively. In the picture, the chief envoy Chijie has stepped down from Dan Bi, and the deputy envoy is holding the hand of the king .

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.

Modern and modern times, the queen’s gold book. After Puyi  forcefully 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..

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. In the government…

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.

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

#漢服 #HanFu #HanTraditionalClothing | #June2023 #正好遇见你 #HiProducer | Episode Three – Four – Five – Chinese cultural Inheritance of an intangible cultural- a multiple Generational Women’s emotional storyline weaving  told throughout #TangDynasty  #ChineseEmbroidery  Kesi embroidery…….

正好遇见你 #HiProducer  is an intangible cultural heritage urban drama directed by Gao Han , starring Guo Xiaodong , Zhang Nan , Li Xiaoran , Zhang Bo , Zheng Kai , Sun Yihan , Niu Zifan , Sheng Langxi , and Wu Qianyu  .

The series tells the story of a variety show team with literary director Yu Zazao and young cultural relics expert Tao Tang as the core, working together to launch a cultural TV program in order to show the beauty of Chinese civilization. The series covers 35 episodes in which is produce by Huanyu Film and Television in collaboration streaming with iQyi and Tencent Video ….. Majority of the Production is done in Suzhou for its modern setting among with the Chinese Cultural Traditional Heritages recreation is done at Hengdian, Subo studios…

Behind the Scenes of the production shooting process….  During the filming, the crew was allowed to enter the Suzhou Museum for on-site shooting, but in order to protect cultural relics, most of the cultural relics appearing in the play are imitation props. In the early stage of filming, the drama team found historians of relevant cultural relics, searched a large number of documents to repeatedly compare the status and details of real cultural relics, and invited professional relics masters to copy them, so as to achieve the effect of false ones. The biggest one is the filigree inlay technology, which represents the highest level of imperial crafts. When making the Jin Ou Yonggu Cup props in the filigree inlay unit, the drama crew carried out a one-to-one replica in strict accordance with historical data, which took a full two months…

Main Cast

Guo Xiao Dong as Liao Muyun

Zhang Nan as Yu Zaizao

Li Xiao Ran as Wang Xining

Jaco Zhang Bo as Tao Tang

Zheng Kai as Gu Shiyong

Annie Sun Yi Han as Yuan Jiaying

Niu Zi Fan as Xie Yao

Joy Sheng Lang Xi as Shu Rong

Karena Ng as Zhuang Yiyi

Li De Long as A Xun

Synopsis Gu Shiyong, CEO of Palace Culture Film and Television Production Company, is determined to create a new large-scale cultural variety show “Inheritance”. He strongly invites Tao Tang, a young cultural relic expert, Mu Zongyun, a well-known director, and Wang Xining, a senior host. However, just when the program was ready to start, the young female director Yu Zazao suddenly parachuted into the company and joined the program group, disrupting the overall plan of the program and being strongly rejected by everyone. Surprisingly, Yu Zazao is calm and witty, dares to break the rules, and has inexhaustible inspiration like a genius. With her help, the originally scattered production team became unprecedentedly cohesive. Everyone worked together, starting from the historical relics of the Forbidden City, devoted themselves to excavating the core memory of the nation, promoting historical and traditional culture, and solving the problem of non-genetic inheritance. In the end, “Inheritance” stood out from many homogeneous programs and became a great success. Yu Zazao also successfully healed his soul and gained a complete friendship and career..

Episode 3

On the new working day, Yuan Jiaying, a gold-medal choreographer hired by Gu Shiyong with a lot of money, made his debut. The two hadn’t started their confrontation yet, but Yu Zazao became an assistant to the choreographer, assisting Yuan’s work. Yuan Jiaying misunderstood that Yu Zazao was an ordinary assistant, and ordered her to collect basic information on Kesi, and to do errands, print and order meals. Tao Tang thought that Gu Shiyong was extremely harsh, so Gu Shiyong launched an investigation report on Yu Zazao. Yu Zazao’s mother died young, and his father who was heavily indebted and his well-off aunt Yu Wangqing fought endlessly for custody. Yu Zazao still grew up with his aunt, Gu Shiyong believed that Yu Zazao had an impure heart, Tao Tang did not agree with Gu Shiyong’s point of view. Tao Tang vaguely noticed that Yu Zazao was different from ordinary people, so he began to investigate quietly. Gu Shiyong and Yuan Jiaying have a good friendship. After receiving Gu Shiyong’s call, Yuan Jiaying dropped everything and rushed here, full of confidence in joining this time. Father Gu cared about Yu Zazao’s daily life, and invited her to have dinner with Gu Shiyong and Yu Wangqing. Gu Shiyong suggested that Yu Zazao should file a complaint with Gu’s father, or resign from the company altogether. Unexpectedly, Yu Zazao rebelled against the army, but Gu Shiyong agreed on the spot to let Yu Zazao become the director of Group B. Gu’s father misunderstood that the two got along well, and Gu Shiyong became more disgusted, and even left him on the road halfway.

Episode 4

Knowing that Yu Zaizao wanted to win, Tao Tang cleverly used Kesi works to make Lin Shangying open up the chatterbox and tell the life secrets of the five generations of women in the Lin family. Lin Shangying’s great-grandmother, Lin Zhangxiu, was born in the Guangxu period. Her “Kaixiu color-mixing method” brought Kesi works to life. Lin Zhangxiu, who never married in her life, adopted a little girl, Lin Shangying’s grandmother Lin Qifeng. Sixteen-year-old Lin Qifeng is married. However, in the era of frequent wars, the husband had to leave his wife and go to the battlefield. Lin Qifeng cuts silk day after day, pinning her thoughts on her husband on every stitch and thread. The little girl next door looked at Lin Qifeng Kesi secretly, hoping that she would become her own mother, and finally got her wish. However, it was not until Lin Qifeng died that the little girl told Lin Qifeng a secret that had been hidden for decades, that is, Lin Qifeng’s husband had come to the old site to look for her after returning from the battlefield, but the little girl told Lin Qifeng Man, Lin Qifeng remarried, and this lying little girl is Lin Shangying’s mother, Lin Xuexin. Grandma Lin Qifeng didn’t blame Lin Xuexin, but passed the loom to her, hoping that one day she would be able to complete the double-sided tapestry. And Lin Shangying is not Lin Haishan’s biological mother. When going abroad in the 1980s, Haishan’s biological mother entrusted Haishan to Lin Shangying, and Lin Shangying exhausted all her efforts to train Haishan. The stories of the five generations portray a vivid picture of the times. The persistence of several women in Kesi art is moving, and their fate is also moving.

Episode 5

After the second episode of the show was broadcast, it received a lot of praise, and the popularity soared. Everyone attended the celebration banquet together, but Yu Zazao was absent. As Yu Zazao was the director of the program, Gu Shiyong did not sign her name, which completely angered Yu Zazao. Just when she was pressing Yuan Jiaying, she was stopped by Tao Tang in time. Tao Tang decided to restrain Yu Zazao’s behavior, but sought justice for her and got the right to sign. Shu Rong has a restrained personality, is used to digesting all emotions by herself, and seldom confides her heart to those around her. The shadows of her childhood and the pressure after work surrounded Shu Rong repeatedly, making her breathless. But the ex-boyfriend who once hurt Shu Rong reappeared and entangled her. Shu Rong tried to ask for help from the people around her, but she lacked the courage and was almost cornered. Fortunately, Yu Zao saw the clue. In the middle of the night, Shu Rong stays alone in the office to work overtime, but is harassed by her ex-boyfriend again. Shu Rong is terrified but doesn’t know how to resist. Fortunately, Yu Zazao appears in time to stun the assailant and save Shu Rong.

What is Kesi embroidery?

Kesi is a traditional Chinese silk tapestry-making method. Kesi tapestry first appeared more than a thousand years ago in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). It is famous for its detailed pictorial designs, lightness and clarity of double-sided pattern… Kesi– a style of Chinese silk weaving skill and one of Suzhou’s rare traditional crafts- is a kind of craftwork made of genuine silk. In today’s China, Suzhou is the only place Kesi skill is preserved. Kesi employs a weaving method called “passing warp thread and cutting weft thread”(Unlike continuous weft brocade, each color in

Kesi style is woven from a separate bobbin, making the method both technically demanding and time-consuming), in which the surface pattern of the fabric seems like having been carved by a knife, and then earns its name a “Kesi”.  Kesi is admired for its selected materials, gorgeous colors, and matchless workmanship. The tapestry is extremely detailed and exquisite, the pictorial designs of which are finely graded, taking on a three-dimensional appearance. Moreover, the pattern on Kesi fabric is identical when seen from its front and its back, making it a top art on par with Suzhou double-sided embroidery. At the same time, Kesi textile is able to withstand touch, scrape, and rub, far superior to other silk products in China. Kesi products are diversified, ranging from clothes, shoes and hats, ribbon bands and quilt covers in daily life to album of paintings and calligraphy, vertical hanging scrolls, traditional paintings hanging in the middle of the main hall, etc.

Images and Visuals are from of their respectives …

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #June2021|#ForbiddenCityMoments #ForbiddenCityPaintings #ChineseArtworks #QingDynastyEmperor #EmperorQianlong imperially Understanding “Agriculture Book” governing understanding foundation of the world must be based on agriculture.

One of the priceless exhibits of the 601年 year old Forbidden City that’s located in the heart of Beijing also its Central Axis of three thousands year old  Ancient Modern Ultra megapolis city….让我们与来读校园 The imperial pages of the imperial farming and weaving picture poem printed  agricultural book during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. 让我们与来读历Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, Wuyingdian juzhen edition of “Agricultural Book”. This book, written by Wang Zhen in the Yuan Dynasty, is an important work that gathers the achievements of ancient Chinese agronomy. In the forty-first year of Qianlong (1776), it was compiled by Confucian officials from the “Yongle Dadian” and printed in the Wuying Hall Juzhen Edition (wood type). The original preface of “Agriculture Book” stated in the beginning, “Agriculture is the world’s biggest foundation. One husband does not cultivate or teaches him, and a woman does not weave or teaches cold”, emphasizing the importance of farming and weaving

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

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #June2021|#ForbiddenCityMoments #ForbiddenCityPaintings #ChineseArtworks #QingDynastyEmperor #EmperorQianlong imperially Through Exams of the Imperial Appointment deep understanding govern the world based on agriculture”.

One of the priceless exhibits of the 601年 year old Forbidden City that’s located in the heart of Beijing also its Central Axis of three thousands year old  Ancient Modern Ultra megapolis city….让我们与来读校园 The imperial pages of the imperial farming and weaving picture poem printed  agricultural book during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. 让我们与来读历 Qianlong, Qing Dynasty, Wuyingdian carved edition “Through Exams of the Imperial Appointment”. This “Tong Kao” is a block-printed version of Wuying Temple, completed in the seventh year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1742). Emperor Qianlong ordered Ertai, a scholar of the university, and others to preside over it, compiling records related to agriculture from old books into a large-scale comprehensive agricultural book, with a total of 78 volumes and more than 500 pictures. There is a preface to Emperor Qianlong’s imperial system at the front of the book, reflecting the Qing Dynasty’s deep understanding that “sages govern the world must be based on agriculture”.

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

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #June2021|#ForbiddenCityMoments #ForbiddenCityPaintings #ChineseArtworks #QingDynastyEmperor #EmperorQianlong imperially weaving picture poem porcelain plate book of shows painting distant mountains and rivers, fields and ploughing, flowers, trees, and characters For Prosperous hardworking rewardingly life of a farming life. …

One of the priceless exhibits of the 601年 year old Forbidden City that’s located in the heart of Beijing also its Central Axis of three thousands year old  Ancient Modern Ultra megapolis city….让我们与来读校园 The imperial soaking page of the imperial farming and weaving picture poem porcelain plate book during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. There are 23 farming pictures, 12 in the first volume and eleven in the second volume让我们与来读历Qianlong, Qing Dynasty, the sacrificial page of the imperial Porcelain Plate Book of Gengzhi and Weaving Picture Poems. The whole set of porcelain slabs combines the pure and deep porcelain firing skills with deep and solid pen and ink skills, painting distant mountains and rivers, fields and plows, flowers, trees, and characters and animals. The composition is borrowed from Western perspective, and the layout is rigorous and the levels are clearly structured, allowing the viewer to be there also Its natural environment. …..

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