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Vivid paintings of folk tales
    2018-February-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Paintings of Chinese folk tales are on display at Futian Cultural Hall’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall.

Chinese folk tales tell stories of human nature, historical, legendary events, love, the supernatural, or stories explaining natural phenomena and distinctive landmarks. At the exhibition, visitors can enjoy the vividly painted illustrations of well-known tales, such as “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl” and “The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains.”

“The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl” is a love story between a weaver girl, symbolizing the star Vega, and a cowherd, symbolizing the star Altair. Their love was forbidden, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River, symbolizing the Milky Way. Once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day. The earliest-known reference to this famous myth dates back to a poem written over 2,600 years ago.

“The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains” is a well-known fable from Chinese mythology about the virtues of perseverance and willpower. The tale first appeared in the fourth century B.C. The myth concerns an old man who lived near a pair of mountains. He was annoyed by the obstruction caused by the mountains and sought to dig through them with hoes and baskets. When questioned on the seemingly impossible nature of this task, the man replied that while he may not finish it in his lifetime, through the hard work of himself, his children, their children, and so on, through many generations, some day the mountains would be removed if he persevered. The gods in heaven, impressed with his hard work and dedication, ordered the mountains separated.

Dates: Until March 6

Venue: Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall, Futian Cultural Hall, 103 Fuhua Road, Futian District (福田区福华路103号福田文化馆非遗主题馆)

Metro: Line 2, Huaqiang Road Station (华强路站), Exit C(SD News)

 

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