As the construction of scaffolds beneath the abdomen of the Leshan Giant Buddha was completed on Oct. 25, the “physical examination” of the Buddha statue has come to the core area including its chest, abdomen and head.
The Yi people from Qiubei County in China’s Yunnan Province traditionally celebrate Face Painting Festival through the whole second month of the lunar calendar. People use black pigment to paint each other’s faces to express love and blessings.
“Making a puppet come alive is what makes a true puppeteer,” said Lu Baogang, director of the Beijing Shadow Show Troupe.
Villagers in Longji County, Guangxi, have found a way to use bamboo to make alcohol. This naturally produced alcohol has become quite well known locally and is popular with tourists.
Tu’er Ye, or the Rabbit God, is a symbol of old Beijing. Figurines depicting the Rabbit God are usually sold during the Mid-autumn Festival in Beijing. The figurines are said to bring good luck, good health, and safety. We have invited a fifth generation clay Rabbit God sculptor to tell us more about the history and story of the Rabbit God.
Now that August has arrived and summer is in full swing, the heat waves are driving us to seek an escape from the heat and the hustle and bustle of city life. Have you planned your summer escape yet?
On August 15, the Morin Dawa Daur Bannner held a celebration for the 60th anniversary of its establishment in Hulun Buir, Inner Monogolia, China.
On August 12, the Evenk Autonomous Banner held celebrations for its 60th anniversary of establishment by hosting a Nadam Fair in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia, China.
In the Capital Museum in Beijing, there is a special team called the “Youth” Guide Team. It is made up of 18 retirees with an average age of 57.
An embroidery workshop in an impoverished county in Inner Mongolia not only promotes Mongolian culture, but also helps local women out of poverty.