Anyone knows some of this old gentleman of ancient China of between the 1st and 2nd century? His name was Bo-qi YANG Zhen, a well-learned scholar who went on to become Tai-Wei, almost the highest-ranking official in charge of military affairs in his dynasty of East Han.
He has been known to the world as “ Guan-xi Confucius” and “ Mister of Four Knows”.
“Guan-xi”, sounds like Japan’s Kansai, here meant west of the pass of TONG GUAN between Central China’s Henan and Northwest China’s Shanxi in today, where YANG Zhen grew up and spent most of his life as a teacher. He had frequently refused to become ennobled until at age 50.
And “Four Knows” refers to heaven knows, gods know, I know and you know. It’s said when YANG Zhen passed by a county on the way to his new post, the head came and gave him a bag of gold to say thank you for recommendation of the year and saying in this room there were only you and me, none knew it. OK, you have already known what YANG Zhen replied then. It came the good name of “Mister Four Knows” as a model of a clean and honest official.
On the 4.1 meters high steles full of Chinese characters, actually they are all the same word of “clean” in different writing styles.
The 4.37 meters high statue of YANG Zhen was finished on this May 26th in our Chongwu-based carving factory and installed in Nan’an in east China’s Fujian, where YANG’S descendants moved and settled.
The material of statue is Granite G#654 and the base is rusty yellow stone.
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You won’t imagine what excitement and familiarity I had when I caught sight of the stone lantern twice in a 2-minute movie clip of introducing 森海渡 from University of Tokyo, known as Prince of IQ in 2016 Nihon No.1 King of Brain, who was challenging China’s YANG Yi, a post graduate of Tsinghua University, Beijing, for the title “King of the Brain” in 6th April’s The Brain, a scientific reality and talent show in China’s Nanking.
Figure 1 &2 are the screenshot of China’s television show “The Brain” Season 5 where Japan’s Prince of IQ 森海渡 reading before stone lantern.
Figure 3,4 and 5 are taken in our factory yard based in southeast China’s Huian county, the World Capital of Stone Carving.
Our carving factory has fabricated this specific kind of garden item for Japanese customers since 20 years ago. And those stone lanterns in the pictures have become part of our yard, not for sale.
I didn’t really know what it means to 森海渡, but for me, the stone lanterns give me peace of mind.Through them I communicate with nature and the sky.
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Take some pictures of our southeast China-based stone carving factory in this summer, hoping you will like it, and you are very welcome to pay it a personal visit whenever you are in Xiamen China Stone Fair, Nan’an Shuitou Stone Expo and any cities in mainland China.
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All photos are taken at our southeast China-based ANTENG GARDEN & ARCHITECTURAL DECOR. workshop of ARCHI STONE. Photographer: @惠安石雕张育明 Mr ZHANG Yuming, production manager.
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Our history of fabricating tea board in black stone can actually date back to 9 years ago and 7 years ago we opened our 1st shop on Alibaba’s Taobao.
Tea for Chinese is like coffee for the Westers. We offer a cup of tea when there is a visitor, a friend or a client. And a beautiful tea board makes a comfortable art scene. Our hand-carved stone tea board can serve both in the ourdoor garden and in the indoor reception room.
Let me take you a look at our stone tea board workshop in China’s Stone Carving Capital, my hometown Hui’an, Quanzhou across from Taiwan. I bet you will like it and if you want to buy one or to be our dealer feel free to contact Evan:
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This year’s Qingming Festival falls on April 4. The 3-day-long holiday in China starts from Saturday April 2.
Qingming means Pure Brightness. Tomb sweeping is regarded as the most important custom in the Qingming Festival. Cleaning the tomb and paying respect to the dead person with offerings are the two important parts of remembering the past relatives. Weeds around the tomb are cleared away and fresh soil is added to show care of the dead. The dead person’s favourite food and wine are taken to sacrifice to them, along with paper resembling money. This is all burned in the hope that the deceased are not lacking food and money. Kowtow before the tablets set up for the dead are made.
Click on the link https://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/qingming.htm read more about Qingming Festival, one of the two biggest festivals in China.
The following pictures were taken at our tombstone processing workshop in southeast China’s Hui’an county.
Since I posted the photos of the carving process of the 18-meter-high Granite #603 sculpture of Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin Bodhisattva taken at our carving workshop in Hui’an in southeast China’s Fujian province it’s been almost one month. Today on January 6, 2016, we have a very happy completion. How sweet and kind and loving and wonderful she is!
Guanyin is an East Asian deity of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩). Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.
Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Taoists as an immortal. In Chinese folk religion there are mythical accounts about Guanyin’s origins that are not associated with the Avalokiteśvara described in Buddhist sutras.
Names in Asian countries
- Gwun Yam or Gun Yam in Cantonese, also Kwun Yam in Hong Kong or Kun Iam in Macau.
- Kannon , occasionally Kan’on, or more formally Kanzeon, Kwannon, in Japanese.
- Gwan-eum (Hangul: 관음) or Gwanse-eum (Hangul: 관세음) in Korean.
- Kuan Im (Thai: กวนอิม), Phra Mae Kuan Im (Thai: พระแม่กวนอิม), or Chao Mae Kuan Im (Thai: เจ้าแม่กวนอิม) in Thai.
- Kwan Yin Medaw (Burmese: ကွမ်ယင်မယ်တော်) in Burmese.
- Quan Âm or Quán Thế Âm in Vietnamese.
- Kwan Im, Dewi Kwan Im, also called Mak Kwan Im “Mother Guanyin” in Indonesian.
- Preah Mae Kun Ci Iem in Khmer.
- Natha Deviyo (Sinhalese: නාථ දෙවියෝ) in Sinhalese.
- Chenrézik in Tibetan.
The above two photos are taken of statue of Guanyin that we have already finished in one piece of granite in this August.
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