Various looks of “Bajie” introduced in Year of the Pig
During the Spring Festival holiday, many visitors came to the Chongqing Natural History Museum.
Many people visited the Chongqing Natural History Museum on the first day of Year of the Pig with sunny weather.
A joint zodiac picture exhibition called “Jinzhu Gongfu” has been held by Chongqing Natural History Museum during the Spring Festival holidays.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Going home (家) for the Spring Festival is the wish of every wandering people. This year is Year of the Pig. Have you ever known that the Chinese character "shi (豕)" out of "jia (家)" refers to the pig in ancient Chinese language, meaning that pig is the indispensable element for a family? From that, we can see the importance of pig in Chinese traditional customs. During the Spring Festival holiday, the Chongqing Natural History Museum was held a joint zodiac picture exhibition called “Jinzhu Gongfu” and showed the collection of various specimens from all over the world.
Pig is one of the oldest domesticated livestock and is the species most closely to human life, according to the introduction from staff of Chongqing Natural History Museum. Pig is raised and eaten by Chinese people from the ancient time, so that it has been integrated into the Chinese civilization and culture and shaped the personality trait of “cute, simple yet clumsy”, becoming the auspicious element with its distinctive features. You can be aware of what pig means in the minds of former people, and feel the good yearning for crops and livestock by these lovely and various pig images in this exhibition.
In the museum, the collection of various specimens from all over the world have attracted many visitors’ attentions. Let’s have a look at these various looks of “Bajie” (a pig character of the novel Journey to the West) from different genera and families.