Event held in Incheon showcases Shandong handmade artistry

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2024-04-16

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On April 15, the Shandong Handmade Korean Exchange and Exhibition Week kicked off in Incheon, South Korea. Carrying handcrafted exhibits with distinct regional characteristics, 16 cities in Shandong province stepped onto the international stage to showcase the allure of Shandong handmade crafts and elevate cultural exchanges between Shandong and South Korea.

The event's opening ceremony was enlivened by a captivating Peking Opera medley. This was followed by a series of folk performances showcasing the unique cultural traits of both China and South Korea.

During the event, the launch ceremony for a Nishan House bookshop in Incheon was also held.

From the woodblock New Year paintings of Weifang and the hanfu of Caoxian county, Heze, to the Luban lock, an educational toy first created by well-known Chinese carpenter Lu Ban 2,000 years ago, the exhibits on display at the event epitomized the global appeal and contemporary aesthetics of Shandong handmade crafts.

This event serves as a bridge connecting Shandong and South Korea, fostering cultural understanding and appreciation. It is a testament to the enduring power of handicrafts to transcend borders and connect people across cultures.

A mesmerizing Peking Opera performance unfolds, captivating the audience with its vibrant artistry. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Actors adorned in exquisite hanfu grace the stage at the event. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The launch ceremony for a Nishan House bookshop in Incheon is held at the event. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]