Costume fans descend on city's last fishing village
More than 100 wearers of hanfu, traditional Chinese clothing, gathered at Jinshanzui Fishing Village in Jinshan District on Sunday as part of a cultural promotion event organized by the village.
Wearing costumes based on attire from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), Song Dynasty (960-1279) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), participants staged a parade and attracted much attention from tourists.
At Jinshanzui, the city's last remaining fishing village, they took part in a variety of traditional activities such as lantern riddle guessing, fan painting and taichi, bringing a splash of color to the area's old streets.
They also visited old residences of fishermen and the village's fishing gear museum to learn about the lives of traditional fishermen. There was a visit to the cultural museum of Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, as well.
They tasted the traditional specialties of the village, such as wonton noodles with yellow croaker and snacks like crabapple cakes.
A cultural event on the origins of the Qixi Festival, known as Chinese Valentine's Day, which falls on Tuesday this year, was also held at the scenic area on Sunday.
"It's my first visit to the village, and I am enchanted by its tranquil atmosphere and beauty," said a hanfu aficionado surnamed Zhou wearing a Ming Dynasty costume. "I am happy that we've become part of the landscape and can promote traditional Chinese culture to tourists in the village."
The event aims to display traditional Chinese culture and clothing, promote cultural exchange, boost the integration of culture and tourism, and attract more young tourists to the village, village authorities said.