Exquisite chrysanthemum design [Photo by Zhang Yuqing]
On October 17, the 9th Hanyuan Chrysanthemum Arrangement Exhibition officially kicked off at the Hanyuan Forest of Steles, a famous Chinese calligraphy garden, in Kaifeng, China.
A chrysanthemum arrangement work at the exhibition [Photo by Zhang Yuqing]
Artistes of flower arrangement from all over China showcased their skills, skillfully combining the delicate and blooming chrysanthemums to create unique and beautiful arrangements through exquisite techniques.
A bridge of chrysanthemums [Photo provided by Hanyuan Forest of Steles]
As one of the main venues for the 41st Chrysanthemum Culture Festival in Kaifeng, China, Hanyuan Forest of Steles adheres closely to the theme of the Festival, namely "Back to Song-Dynasty-style Kaifeng with Chrysanthemum Fragrance". It offers a series of cultural activities, including flower arrangement exhibition, chrysanthemum displays, and a diverse range of artistic performances, inviting guests from all around the world to come and enjoy the enchanting world of flowers.
A scene of traditional Chinese music performance [Photo by Zhang Yuqing]
Strolling through Hanyuan Forest of Steles, more than 50,000 pots of various types of chrysanthemums compete with each other for beauty and splendor, blooming in succession.
"Poetry and Calligraphy of Su Dongpo", an interactive program [Photo by Zhang Yuqing]
During the Chrysanthemum Culture Festival, Hanyuan Forest of Steles presents a grand array of cultural activities. Among them, interactive experiences like "Traditional Rubbings" is innovative and beyond praise. The interactive program, "Poetry and Calligraphy of Su Dongpo" offers entertaining quizzes and intellectual challenges that engage the audience fully. Various traditional Chinese musical performances, including erhu, pipa, Chinese zither, and flute, provide a fantastic auditory feast, allowing visitors from all over to appreciate the cultural charm of the ancient capital of Kaifeng while watching chrysanthemums.
The Stele Altar [Photo by Zhang Yuqing]
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