'I wanna take the lanterns home!'
2018-02-15 11:07:00


It’s an ingrained part of tradition for the local people in Nanjing to watch the annual Spring Festival Lantern Show at the Confucius Temple along the Qinhuai River. Today is the fourth day of the Lunar New Year. Let’s first get a glimpse of Qinhuai festive lanterns at the house of Gu Yeliang, national-level inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage.

Gu Yeliang, 56, born to a lantern-making family, started making lanterns at the age of eight. Various kinds of hand-made lanterns are seen at Gu’s home, just like a small lantern show. Standing by the lantern of ‘lucky dog’, Gu said, "I wish you good luck in the Year of the Dog!”

Hand-made lotus lantern well defines the characteristics of traditional Qinhuai lantern which has a history of more than 1,700 years. With a minimum diameter of only 5 centimeters, it is surrounded by 26 pink-colored petals, and involves 62 procedures.

Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Dylan