China News Service, Beijing, February 9 (Reporter Ying Ni) Wearing new clothes and Hanfu, supporting the elderly and the young, and making friends, more than 6,000 museums in China are welcoming visitors from all over the world.

  During the New Year celebrations in the museum, a new folk custom sweeping the land of China is unfolding in a lively manner.

  The "C position" of each museum this year is undoubtedly "Dragon".

  Ancient Chinese believed that dragons have nine similarities: head like a camel, horns like a deer, eyes like a rabbit, ears like an ox, neck like a snake, belly like a mirage, scales like a fish, claws like an eagle, and palms like a tiger. All in one.

Qianqiu Pavilion is located in the Royal Garden of the Palace Museum. Its caisson has a gold-coated dragon carved inside (data map). Photo by China News Service reporter Ying Ni

  The Hongshan Jade Dragon in the National Museum of China is vivid in shape and exquisitely carved, and has the reputation of "China's No. 1 Dragon"; the treasure of the China Archaeological Museum is the turquoise dragon-shaped vessel, which is composed of more than 2,000 turquoise pieces with a thickness of about 1 mm. It is hard to imagine that the ancestors more than 3,000 years ago had such a high level of craftsmanship; the dragons in the Sanxingdui Museum have their own styles, including the majestic dragon on the scepter, and the "tiger head and tiger brain" and "pig" The "pig-like" dragon has been trending on social media; the gilt-iron-core copper dragon in the Shaanxi History Museum shows the willful, fierce and energetic style of the Tang Dynasty; there are countless dragons "coiled" in the Palace Museum , can be seen everywhere on the roof of the palace, doors, windows, beams and columns, and caissons, and are often used in seals, study rooms, jewelry, and furniture.

  According to incomplete statistics, there are 154 dragon-related museums across China, with 654,000 cultural relics named after dragons, including the Hongshan Culture jade dragon, the Erlitou Xia Dynasty turquoise dragon, the Shang Dynasty Zilong Ding, the Tang Dynasty gilt bronze dragon, etc. Familiar artifacts. Among the 195 pieces/set of rare cultural relics that are banned from export exhibitions, 14 have dragons as their main content, ranging from the Neolithic period to the Song and Yuan dynasties, covering jade, bronze, lacquered wood, ceramics, silk paintings and other types.

  The Spring Festival holiday is approaching, and many exhibitions have been "new" in museums around the world. In addition to "Dragon Walking in China - Joint Exhibition of Chinese Zodiac Cultural Relics of the Year of the Dragon in Jiachen", "Seeing the Dragon in the Fields - Exhibition of Dragon Cultural Relics Unearthed in Shanxi", "Springtime and Dragons - Spring Exhibition of the Year of the Dragon at the Shanghai Museum" and a series of other dragon culture-related exhibitions The exhibition also includes "The World is Unified - Theme Exhibition of Qin and Han Civilizations", "Eternal Romance Dongpo - Su Shi Theme Cultural Relics Exhibition", "Drinking from the Same River - Special Exhibition of Bronze Civilization in the Yangtze River Basin", "Jade God - Shijiahe Jade Major exhibitions such as "Cultural Special Exhibition" have also met with the audience one after another, bringing cultural feasts one after another.

  The flavor of the New Year in the museum is not only in the collections and exhibition halls, but also in cultural creations and shops.

The "Eight Scenes of the Dragon" blessing box was launched based on the "Eight Scenes of Yanjing" from the Ming Dynasty collected by the National Museum of China. (Photo courtesy of Guobo Food)

  "National Museum of Fine Food" is inspired by the "Eight Scenes of Yanjing" from the Ming Dynasty collected by the National Museum of China, and produced a simple and elegant "Eight Scenes of Dragon" blessing box: each dried fruit packaging presents a characteristic landscape of Beijing, allowing the audience to While tasting the delicious food, you can feel the tranquility of the sunset on Jintai, the clarity of Taiye's clear waves, the mist of spring clouds in Qiongdao, the splendor of the rainbow in Yuquan, the lush greenery in Juyong, the lingering smoke trees in Jimen, and the dawn moon in Lugou. The haziness of the sky, the brightness of the snow in the Western Mountains.

  The Palace Museum Kunning East Campus afternoon tea has launched a new series of "Dragon Sound Yayun" series, which presents traditional musical instruments such as guqin, chimes, pipa, and drums in the form of desserts. The Hufu biscuits from the Shaanxi History Museum, the Mada Feiyan latte art coffee from the Gansu Provincial Museum, the beef noodles from the Hubei Provincial Museum even have braised eggs in the shape of chimes... When you are thirsty and exhausted, all of these are carefully ironed. The stomach of the audience.

  The National Museum of China's "Dragon Zhao Xinyuan - Jiachen Year of the Dragon New Year Cultural Exhibition" uses shadow puppets, New Year paintings and steamed buns to present a lively and unrestrained folk literature and art in the last part of the exhibition. In fact, this is exactly the artistic conception carefully created by the exhibition.

  In the view of curator Zhuge Yingliang, in Chinese culture, people have both the bravery and vigor of "the roar of tigers and the roar of dragons", the freedom and elegance of "like a swimming dragon", and the happy marriage of "dragon and phoenix making auspiciousness". There is also the title of "Fish Leaping over the Dragon Gate" on the gold list, and there is also the festive celebration of "A Night of Fish and Dragon Dance". All kinds of human fireworks all entrust people with their beautiful wishes for life. "What we hope to show is that from ancient totems to auspicious symbols, the 'dragon' has evolved into a spiritual symbol and cultural symbol of the Chinese nation over the course of more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, and has penetrated into every aspect of social life. , embodying the people’s New Year’s wishes for good fortune and happiness.” (End)