Lu Jun, a national carving technician and an inheritor of the Huizhou Root Carving – a provincial intangible cultural heritage item in Anhui – has won the gold prize at the China Arts and Crafts Cultural and Creative Competition.
The RCEP exhibition hall recently showcased a collection of Huizhou-style cultural and creative products.
Qiyun tourism town, located at the foot of the Taoist Qiyun Mountain in Xiuning county of Huangshan city, Anhui province, has gathered a group of intangible cultural inheritors to offer hands-on experiences of ancient skills and lifestyles passed on in the Huizhou culture, which date back to around 800 years ago, to tourists and students.
The traditional Chinese Longtaitou Festival, or Dragon-Head-Raising Festival, falls on the second day of the second lunar month, symbolizing the start of spring and the annual farming cycle. This year it took place on February 21.
The Huizhou district of Huangshan city, Anhui province on Jan 30 staged its annual temple fair – which falls on the ninth day of the first month of the lunar calendar – in the millennium-old town of Yansi.
The Wangmantian fish-shaped lanterns are attracting widespread attention at the ongoing annual Yuyuan Garden Lantern Show in East China's Shanghai.
The three Huizhou-style crafts of carvings – brick carving, stone carving and wood carving – were included in China's first list of national intangible cultural heritage items in 2006.
The ink stones produced in Shexian county, known as Huizhou in the Song Dynasty (1644-1911), are also the subject of one of China's Four Treasures of Study. They appeared as early as the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) and there are more than 100 varieties.