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….
Qing Dynasty, celebrations, etc., wedding celebrations, imperial edicts, banquet etiquette pictures. After the emperor’s wedding, the emperor held a state banquet in the Hall of Supreme Harmony to thank the queen’s father, brothers, family members, princes, ministers, and foreign envoys. This was the most lively and festive occasion in the entire wedding. This picture is the banquet scene in the eighth volume of Emperor Guangxu’s “Wedding Pictures” “Celebrations, Edicts, and Banquet Etiquette Pictures.” At noon on the fifth day of February in the fifteenth year of Guangxu’s reign (1889), the emperor came to the Hall of Supreme Harmony and rewarded the queen’s father and his family members. The emperor’s banquet table is set in front of the throne in the Hall of Supreme Harmony; the banquet tables for his stepfather and princes are set up on the east and west sides of the throne; the banquet tables for first- and second-rank civil and military ministers, Mongolian princes and other officials are set up in the Hall of Taihe; There are banquet tables for the nobles and guards of the second rank and above; on the left and right of His Majesty Dan, there are banquet tables for the civil and military officials below the third rank and the family members of his father-in-law, and they are set in corresponding positions according to rank; the banquet table for foreign envoys is set at the end of the western part of Dan…
The beauty of this head flower and nail polish is worth visiting and savoring. The cultural relics in the picture are on display at the 公王馆馆 西伊华堂Prince Gong’s Mansion Museum exhibition. Today is the last day of the exhibition. Those who want to visit can still catch up if they leave immediately!
Qing Dynasty, celebrations, etc., wedding celebrations, imperial edicts, banquet etiquette pictures (partial). This picture is taken from the “Picture of Banquet Etiquette” and depicts the family banquet tables set up by His Majesty Dan for civil and military officials below the third rank and his father-in-law, as well as the banquet table for foreign envoys set up in the west of Dan Bi.
The method of ordering tea into pictures appeared in the late Tang and Five Dynasties, and became popular in the Liao, Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties. “Pointing” refers to the action of pouring boiling water into the tea cup from a soup bottle; and the activity of tasting the quality of tea and evaluating the skill of tea by ordering tea is called “tea fighting”; from this, a term is derived This kind of tea art is to transform the surface of tea soup into poems and paintings, which is called tea play.
The combination of skills and art in tea ceremony is the embodiment of Song people’s life aesthetics.
On the 28th November the Full Moon risen above Forbidden City Palace full moon blockbuster Yinhan turns the jade plate silently. Under the clear light, who do you want to spend this time with? fall in love with the forbidden city…..
Qing Dynasty, celebrations, etc., wedding celebrations, imperial edicts, banquet etiquette pictures (partial). Qinglong Dance is a music and dance performance held after the emperor’s wedding banquet. The Qinglong dance used for grand banquets held in the Qing palace was divided into the Yanglie dance, which showed the emperor’s martial arts, and the Xiqi dance, which showed the emperor’s achievements in civil and political affairs. This picture shows the moment of the dance after the banquet. Eight people acted as Eight Banners warriors, wearing Eight Banners armor, carrying bows and arrows, riding imitation wooden horses, and attacking the man who was pretending to be a beast wearing a mask and a black sheepskin coat. Bow and shoot arrows. The purpose of this kind of music and dance is to educate the descendants of the Manchu people not to forget the hardships of their ancestors in starting a business. After the various music and dance performances were completed, the emperor returned from the Hall of Supreme Harmony to the Palace of Qianqing. At this point, the music stopped and the emperor’s wedding ceremony ended.
On November 28, the ” 大圣音 – Guqin Culture Exhibition (Second Phase)” of the Zhongcuigong Guqin Hall of the Palace Museum was reopened to the public with a brand-new look! This exhibition displays a total of 55 cultural relics collected by the Palace Museum, including 9 guqins. The ancient qin collection in these courtyards has a complete chronological sequence, including the Feiquan Qin made by Lei family in the late Tang Dynasty and the Haiyue Qinghui Qin made in the Southern Song Dynasty. In addition, the exhibition also displays a number of cultural relics related to the guqin to highlight the function and cultural value of the guqin. It is not only used in state ceremonies and elegant music, but also a support for scholars to cultivate their moral character and express their aspirations. This exhibition is a permanent exhibition, and visitors can make an appointment to visit it in the “Palace Museum” WeChat applet…
Qing, Anonymous, Tongzhi wedding color shed scroll. After the emperor got married, there were many etiquettes such as the temple ceremony, the court ceremony, the celebration ceremony, the imperial edict ceremony, and the banquet ceremony. The temple ceremony means that the queen goes as a bride to worship the emperor’s ancestors and gods. When the emperor of the Qing Dynasty got married, the temple ceremony was held in the Jingshan Shouhuang Hall where the portraits of his ancestors were hung. On that day, the emperor and his queen went out of the Shenwu Gate to the Shouhuang Hall in Jingshan, burned incense in front of the holy faces of their ancestors, and performed three bows and nine kowtows to seek acceptance from the gods of the emperor’s ancestors. This scroll is a Qing Dynasty painting of the temporary colorful shed built outside the red wall of the Shouhuang Palace during the wedding of Emperor Tongzhi…
Brewing tea for a refreshing drink and brewing tea for viewing leaves
. From the Yuan Dynasty to the mid-Ming Dynasty, the method of brewing tea was popular. The loose tea is put into a vessel such as a tripod or cauldron for cooking, and the water stops boiling. No seasoning is required, and tedious steps such as grinding the tea and sifting are eliminated. It is very popular among literati. The method of brewing loose tea directly has been popular since the mid-Ming Dynasty. Thousands of years of tea affairs have been reduced to simplicity. Tea is in the water, stretching and lurking, and the light is swaying. The shape of the leaves, the color of the soup, and the taste of the tea are all integrated into one, and their beauty comes from nature.
Tea has been drunk for thousands of years, and there are five main ways to prepare tea – eating tea, making tea, ordering tea, boiling tea and brewing tea. Due to different methods, the tea leaves used, the combination of utensils, and the complexity and simplicity of the steps have their own characteristics; but what is consistent is the pursuit of the color, shape, and taste of the tea, and the emphasis on the beauty of the tea utensils…
At the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Shouhuang Palace held a wedding ceremony in the shed. The wedding tent was temporarily built in the Shouhuang Hall. When the emperor and queen saluted in front of the ancestors’ holy faces, they had to change the dragon robes they wore when leaving the palace into sacrificial robes. This is the place for changing clothes. In order to build the wedding tent, the palace specially made hot samples, that is, three-dimensional models. The sample shown in this picture is still well preserved. It can be seen from the roof pattern that the diamond-shaped opening is decorated with dragon, phoenix and “囍” patterns.
December wallpapers are now online. View bat-patterned flowers on the table, and enjoy the winter atmosphere in the cold pond. Go to the official website to download high-definition wallpapers in various formats and sizes, suitable for various terminals→
Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..