Arts and Crafts
A clay sculpture park built to simulate the scene of renowned Chinese scroll painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival (清明上河图) was officially opened in Changzhuang Township, Tangshan City of north China’s Hebei Province last Friday.
A selection of chocolate sculptures, replicas of some World Heritage Sites, are currently in display at a shopping complex in Hong Kong. The sculptures are handcrafted by renowned Italian chocolatier Mirco Della Vecchia, who holds the record for creating the world’s largest chocolate sculpture.
Chinese paper cutting is a folk art with close to 2000 years of history. Below are some amazing samples of great craftsmanship; most of the graphics are symbols of luck and prosperity, animals & pets, as well as reflections of daily folk lives…
The 4th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, dubbed the world’s largest outdoor art festival, is currently held (July 26 to Sept 13, 2009) in the Echigo-Tsumari region, encompassing Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
Artists from 38 countries collaborated with local residents and urban supporters to create over 350 artworks in rice paddies, abandoned houses, and closed schools etc. Check the event’s official website for more pics and details.
Filipino Market is a popular tourist destination in the city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Formally known as Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Centre, it’s a bargain place for traditional arts and crafts, as well as souvenirs like T-shirts, key-chains etc.
Some photos from my March 2009 visit…