Recently, Foshan Colour Lantern’s national inheritor, Yang Yurong and the municipal interior, Huang Hongyu were invited by Montpellier Confucius Institute to carry out one-week communication activities of Foshan Colour Lantern in France.
(Yang Yurong and her son Huang Hongyu at Triumphal Arch, Paris)
Foshan Colour Lantern, also locally known as Dengse (灯色), is a representative of Southern Colour Lantern in China with exquisite and pretty characteristics. It is additionally a main genre of Chinese traditional coloured lantern art leading the top in the nation. Foshan Colour Lantern features in rich categories, new styles, unique decoration, exquisite skills and magnificence, which makes it popular and famous in both domestic and overseas areas.
This culture communication was conducted in the form of classes and the local radio station reported the story. The inheritors introduced the process of making coloured lanterns and instructed the pupils to experience the production at class.
(Local families making “carp lantern” together)
Although the pupils came from different countries and regions, they still had strong interest in Chinese intangible cultural heritage, Foshan Colour Lantern. And the class was very active and lively.
(Yang Yurong and Huang Hongyu with the pupils)
Foshan Colour Lantern is the light of intangible cultural heritage. Foshan Colour Lantern and other Foshan intangible cultural heritage will be continuously spread to the whole world by every inheritor and relevant participants’ hard work, which is also a significant carrier to shape and propagandize the cultural image of Foshan.
(written by Clair)