Tongliang, hometown of dragon lantern
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In the workshop of Chongqing Tongliang Longcheng Dragon Lantern Craft Factory, some of the dragon handcraft artists were weaving colorful dragon, some were making dragon lantern, some were painting the formed dragon lantern products, and there were various kinds of dragon lantern products in the workshop.
Handcraft men (Photographed by Zhao Wuqiang)
Tongliang is the hometown of dragon lantern art of China. The production of dragon lantern products has a history of nearly one thousand years, and hundreds of products have been produced. The products sell well at home and abroad. As early as the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there was a folk saying in Sichuan and Chongqing that “Worship Buddha in Dazu, appreciate lantern in Tongliang”. In 2006, Tongliang Dragon Dance was listed in the first batch of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage list. “Tongliang Dragon Lantern” is one of the top ten folk arts in Bayu.
Dragon lantern products (Photographed by Zhao Wuqiang)
"New Year's Day and Spring Festival are the peak sales season of Tongliang Dragon Lantern, and more than 10 dragon lantern manufacturers (yards) in the district have earned more than 60 million yuan. It has become a major industry in Tongliang." Zong Heyun, director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center of Tongliang District, said that Tongliang Dragon Lantern was divided into color dragon and color lantern series, which has the characteristics of lifelike image, beautiful shape, gorgeous color and beautiful atmosphere, and was favored by the market. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)