With 220 million readings on Weibo topics and a score of 9.3 on Douban, the documentary "Six Hundred Years in the Forbidden City" explores the depths of historical memory

Let the heavy themes "stick to the ground" take off, see Weizhizhu unlock the civilization code

  ■Reporter Xuan Jing

  Dan is the red of the palace wall; Chen is the deep palace; inside the red wall, in the deep palace, the mark of history has been burned.

At the end of the year, the three-episode documentary "I was in the Forbidden City for 600 years" was broadcast on CCTV documentary channel, using the "Dan Chen Yonggu" exhibition, the research protection project of the Temple of Yangxin, and the maintenance of ancient buildings as clues, through the cultural relics of the Forbidden City Protect the staff’s work perspective and start the "rediscovery" journey of the Forbidden City.

The documentary takes the lens into the depths of memory, allowing the audience to glimpse the flowing history and foresee the endless future while gazing at the ancient architecture.

  With the passing of time and changes in the world, the Forbidden City has witnessed more than 600 years of vicissitudes and is now history itself.

In the current world full of uncertainty, this ancient building complex that embodies the wisdom of the Chinese people still conveys the power of stability, solidity and warmth.

"My Six Hundred Years in the Forbidden City" captures the moment when the long river of time overlaps with daily life, and tells the profound history of the Forbidden City from the perspective of "close to the ground", looking back at the various past events of its planning, construction, changes, repairs and protection, in detail The magnificent cultural connotations are presented everywhere.

The data shows that #我在姑宫六百年# has 220 million views on Weibo topics, the first episode of Bilibili has been viewed by 1.29 million, and the Douban score is 9.3, making a huge noise.

Inside and outside the palace walls, salvage fragments of historical memory and unlock the code of Chinese civilization

  "I repaired cultural relics in the Forbidden City" aired in 2016 showed the rare and exotic treasures in the Forbidden City. The cat in the red wall, the apricot on the tree and the hands of the cultural relics restoration staff made the "time quiet and good" Really tangible.

The hit "Sister" "Six Hundred Years in the Forbidden City", which was broadcast on New Year's Eve, once again focused on the artisans and scholars of the Forbidden City. It delicately presented the process and technology of the restoration of ancient buildings and condensed a timeless fragment of the time of the alternation of old and new for hundreds of years.

  The blue tiles left by Lingzhaoxuan came from across the ocean from Germany, accompanied by structural steel beams from the United Kingdom, and locally sourced stones. This iron frame "Crystal Palace" can be called the Forbidden City more than 100 years ago. "Global procurement" model house; the Ming tiles on the back of the main hall of the Yangxin Hall are made of sea and moon shells. These exquisite and translucent ocean treasures form the only remaining "shell roof" in Beijing; the imperial city of Mingzhong is located Fengyang, Anhui, this imperial "unfinished building" retains the secrets of "earthwork" craftsmanship... "I was in the Forbidden City for six hundred years" not only continued the warm daily life in "I repaired cultural relics in the Forbidden City", but also broke through the towering palace The limitations of the wall opened up a wider space for tracing the history of the Forbidden City.

  After more than 600 years, every brick, every beam, every color painting in the Forbidden City is telling its own story, leaving a vast history of imprints.

"My Six Hundred Years in the Forbidden City" is not lost in the "Sea of ​​Palaces" of more than 720,000 square meters. Instead, it describes the heavy theme of the Forbidden City from a brand new "on the ground" perspective.

From the perspective of ancient architecture construction, the documentary led the audience to re-recognize the familiar and unfamiliar Forbidden City.

For example, there has always been a folk legend that "the roof of the Forbidden City does not fall birds nor grow grass." What is the truth?

It turns out that although the roof made of laminated glazed tiles is not afraid of water and fire, once the grass seeds blown by the wind or the plant seeds brought by bird droppings take root in the tile joints, it may cause rainwater leakage and wooden beams to rot. .

According to records, every spring and autumn, the Forbidden City organizes special personnel to remove weeds from the tile surface.

  In these civilized codes, there are not only anecdotes hidden deep in the temple, but also secret books and unique skills during the ancient construction process, which have continuously inspired the creation of documentaries about the Forbidden City in recent years.

"I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City" showcases the exquisiteness of traditional techniques through pieces of exquisite cultural relics, and leads the audience to "seeking for the source" in the world of video.

The micro-documentary "Eight Masterpieces" focuses on the construction skills of "tiles, woods, stones and soil, paint and color paste". The replacement of a blue brick, the assembly of a tenon and a mortise, and the drawing of a colorful painting are used to influence the Chinese context. Echoes of history.

The perspective of "New Events in the Forbidden City" is more refined. From the 71,746 tiles with style and knowledge included in the Hall of Yangxin, you can interpret the evolution of the construction techniques of the Forbidden City, and write it as the ancient architecture "eliminating illness and prolonging the year." Vivid story.

Grass, wood, bricks, tiled ridge beasts, veranda color paintings, palace playlists... Tracing the roots of time and space in the documentary, exploring the life veins of ancient buildings, looking for the historical coordinates and memories of the Forbidden City.

In the vicissitudes of life, inherit the unique skills of camping skills, and stick to the ingenuity passed down from generation to generation

  An old photo taken in 1956 brings out a little-known past. It is a group photo of the repairmen of the northwest corner of the Forbidden City. Among them are not only Shan Shiyuan, Yu Zhuoyun and other older generation of Forbidden City experts, but also Ma Jinkao and Weng. Keliang and other "big carpenters" in the Forbidden City, there are more unnamed craftsmen.

Repairing the corner tower with nine beams, eighteen columns and seventy-two ridges is the largest, most complete and most difficult project in the Forbidden City after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The successful cooperation between researchers and craftsmen provides a detailed reference for the latecomers. data.

Following the documentary footage, the audience walked into that dusty history.

  More than 600 years may be just a moment in the long river of time, and for the guardians of ancient buildings, it means that generations or even dozens of generations have been passed on.

The camera of "I was in the Forbidden City for six hundred years" pointed directly at the back of the majestic palace and exquisite cultural relics, there are countless vivid stories of ordinary people.

Under the erosion of time, the Forbidden City has suffered countless "severe diseases and small disasters", but the inheritance of generations of craftsmen and scholars and the "rejuvenation of hands" continue the life of this ancient building complex.

Xia Rongxiang spent 42 springs and autumns in the Forbidden City and participated in the repair of two turrets. Now he focuses on teaching craftsmanship courses, so that the ancient skills can be continued for young people.

The "third-generation carpenter" Li Yongge participated in almost all the overhaul projects of the Forbidden City since the 1980s, and now he has passed his "wood-breaking" skill to his younger generations.

Mr. Wang Zhongjie is a master in the field of "color paintings of ancient architecture". At the age of 86, he is still obsessed with color painting protection and creation.

Under the guidance of Wang Zhongjie, Yang Hong of the Ancient Construction Department of the Forbidden City systematically studied the knowledge of "oil paintings" and "color paintings" of the official architecture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and devoted himself to the reproduction of the paintings of the Forbidden City.

Repairing buildings, wiping walls, rubbing, and pasting gold... They repaired and reproduced the traces of history without rushing, and turned memories into immortal buildings with uninterrupted "year-old repairs and maintenance".

  Today, the Ministry of Culture, Protection and Technology has moved from several small hospitals to the cultural relics hospital located on the west side of the Forbidden City. While using traditional techniques to maintain and restore cultural relics, it is also equipped with the world’s most advanced cultural relics diagnosis and treatment equipment, cultural relics restoration and ancient architecture. The repair technology is constantly changing.

In order to repair the hanging screens that used the technique of dot emerald, the restoration engineers collected natural shed feathers such as macaws and peacocks, and then colored them for experiments to find suitable replacements for emerald feathers.

In order to prevent insects, restorers also went to the Hall of Nourishment to catch insects, studied the growth patterns of insects, and observed the characteristics of their feeding on different feathers.

  In the process of restoration and protection, the Palace Museum is also cooperating with many professional institutions at home and abroad, using the power of scientific and technological innovation to train a new generation of young cultural insurance personnel.

Nowadays, there are gatherings of archeologists born in the Forbidden City in the 1980s, students from the Repairing Skills Department who inherited craftsmanship, and young experts specializing in repairing materials... More and more young forces are inheriting the skills and ingenuity of their predecessors, innovating and developing ancient building protection Together with the repairing craftsmanship, they protect the "health" of the Forbidden City.