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…..