Statue of Mister 4 Knows, Guan-xi Conficius erected 清官典范东汉杨震石雕像落成了

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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.

 

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He has been known to the world as “ Guan-xi Confucius” and “ Mister of Four Knows”.

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“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.

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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.

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On the 4.1 meters high steles full of Chinese characters, actually they are all the same word of “clean” in different writing styles.

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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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#“暮夜却金”“关西孔子”杨震为什么被称为“四知先生”?
#惠安石雕

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How come stone lantern appeared twice in 森海渡’s talent show The Brain

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.最强大脑之燃烧吧大脑Super Brain-The Brain 2018-4-6国际赛最终战中日对决东京大学森海渡“最佳拼搏奖”

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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.

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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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Last, feel free to contact Evan at istonecarving@gmail.com 
or phone at 0086-13696940690 
whenever you want an exquisitely-crafted stone lantern for your garden.

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2016日本No.1の頭脳王,東大のIQ王子森海渡。

看見沒?2018年中國大陸最火的遊戲娛樂電視節目《最強大腦之燃燒吧大腦》4月6日國際賽中日對決日本隊頭號戰將森海渡宣傳片中一連兩次出現了石燈籠,我的小激動和油然而生的親切感不是石雕圈外人能懂的。

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圖3、圖4、圖5:

我司福建安騰園林古建裝飾有限公司安騰石業、泉州欣楷石業工廠園區內擺放不賣的二十年前製作的石燈籠

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#惠安石雕 20年前我們就開始為日本客戶製作石燈籠這種日本人鐘愛的園林裝飾物件,從1.5尺高到13尺高,春日灯篭、蘭渓灯篭、六角雪見灯篭、善導寺、十三重の塔、古代雪見灯篭、歓修寺灯篭、草屋、織部灯篭、天下茶屋灯篭,各種大小型石燈籠

Some pics of our stone carving factory this summer

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.

Visit or for an enquiry feel free to contact Evan:

Phone: 0086-13696940690
Email: istonecarving@gmail.com    changidea@istonecarving.com
Skype: iStoneCarving
WeChat: changidea
QQ: 1290355001

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Stone Architectural Ornaments to be assembled

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.

Any inquiry, please contact Evan at

E-mail: changidea@iStoneCarving.com
skype: iStoneCarving
WeChat:changidea
QQ: 1290355001
Phone: 0086 136969 40690

 

Black Stone Tea Board of your special taste

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:

  • istonecarving@gmail.com
  • Skype: iStoneCarving
  • WeChat: changidea
  • QQ: 1290355001

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Tomb sweeping Day in China

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.

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18 meter high granite statue of the Mercy Goddess

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!

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18-meter G603 Guanyin Statue AT16163

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.

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Bodhisattva Statue AT151025 LOTUS BASE

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.

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The above two photos are taken of statue of Guanyin that we have already finished in one piece of granite in this August.

Feel free to contact Evan whenever you want a great quote for any figure statue in natural stone materials. We know how to ship to your place. Our factory is less than 2.5 hours drive to Xiamen port of loading.

  • ZHANG Yaming
  • QUANZHOU XINKAI STONE CO., LTD.
  • Chongwu Qian-an Industrial Area, Jianming Stone Park, Hui’an, Fujian 362131 China
  • Phone: +86-13696940690
  • Fax: +86-595-87817605
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