China News Service, Quanzhou, January 30 (Wu Guanbiao) "I came to Quanzhou just to experience the 'Hairpin Wai' and take pictures to show to my Thai friends. They will definitely want to come and play too!" On the 29th, a Chinese from Thailand Zhang Ailing faced the camera, wearing a "hairpin scarf" and leaning against the "oyster shell house" on her back, posing in various poses to show her best self.

On January 29, Thai-Chinese Zhang Ailing walked into Xianpu Village and took pictures wearing the Xianpu girl's "hairpin garter". Photo by Wu Guanbiao

  On the same day, reporters followed the online theme event "Why is China heading to Quanzhou?" and walked into Xuanpu Village in Fengze District, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, and visited this fishing village that became popular because of the "Hairpin Flower Wai" and the people behind it. s story.

  According to Zhuang Qun, deputy secretary of the Party branch of Xuanpu Community, Xuanpu Village, located on the north shore of Quanzhou Port, the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, was once the starting point for countless ocean-going merchant ships. It began to be developed as early as the Tang and Song Dynasties and has a history of thousands of years. It was originally called "Qianpu Village". Because it is rich in seafood such as red crabs, the villagers used to call it "Qianpu Village".

  Xianpu women are famous for their hardworking and house-keeping qualities. To facilitate their work at the seaside, they wear large-coat shirts, wide-leg trousers, headdresses such as "hairpins" and earrings such as "lilac hooks", which have become typical characteristics of Xianpu women. In 2008, "Changpu Women's Customs" was included in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

  Today's Xunpu Village can be described as a "sea of ​​flowers". Girls from all over the world, wearing "hairpin gi" on their heads, walked in the streets and alleys, blocking the small fishing village.

  "No matter how hard and tiring it is, as long as there are flowers on your head, life will not be too hard." Huang Liyong, a promoter of women's culture in Cangpu, has been promoting women's culture in Cangpu since she was a teenager. In order to let more people see the "Changpu Girl", she persuaded grandmothers and aunts who were resistant to the camera to become models, built a folk custom display area using old objects in the village, and seized every opportunity to give lectures and promote them.

  In recent years, Huang Liyong is very pleased with the popularity of the "Hairpin Wai" for girls in Xunpu. In addition to receiving celebrities and photography groups from all over the country, and going to schools to offer women's studies courses in Cangpu, she also accompanied the cultural and tourism departments to participate in various promotion meetings, cultural expos and other activities to promote Cangpu women's culture. It even took it to the stage of international fashion week.

On January 29, a girl from Xunpu showed the process of "hairpin flower waving" to tourists. Photo by Wu Guanbiao

  The "Hairpin Flower Wai" craze has also brought about huge changes in the way of livelihood of the villagers in Xianpu over the past millennium. More and more villagers have moved from fishing grounds to shopping malls, and from selling fish to folk customs, cultural creativity, catering and other fields, becoming The new "sea seekers" in the new era.

  "The hairpins in this life will be beautiful in the world. The hairpins on the heads of women in Xianpu are the emotions and memories of our fishermen, and they also bear witness to the yearning and love for a better life of 'daughters of the sea' from generation to generation." Huang Liyong said. explain.

  Nowadays, tradition and fashion, history and reality are integrated and intertwined in this thousand-year-old small fishing village. The enthusiastic villagers of Changpu welcome people from all over the world to come here and experience the beauty of "the sea breeze thousands of miles away is not as good as the flowers blooming in four seasons." (over)