Where is Dongpo Bone Burial? Why Su Shi brothers were buried in a small village in Henan
Probably everyone has heard about "Three Councils", and we learned about their history in history lessons. So what is story of two brothers Su and Su Shi? In fact, video, which has recently become very popular in small video programs, shows how many roads Su Shi traveled across country in his life. The history of multiple demotions in his life and recall to capital is recorded in form of threads.
Thentoday we will focus on this famous poet and see what stories he lived through last stages of his death. If you want to explore this history, you cannot do without place where he was buried for last time - village of Shanruili in Henan province.
(1) The two Su Shi brothers
If you want to learn their stories, you can't do without a pair of Su Shi brothers and his younger brother Su Zhe. The two of them and their father went to Beijing to rush to exam together, and all three of them passed exam. This is a very loving family, family atmosphere is very good, and father is serious and loving.
Although studying hard every day is very hard, my mother always cares very tenderly, creating a very good family atmosphere. The family relationship between two brothers is also very good, and they attach great importance to family relationships. Even after they entered courtyard and became officials, they always supported each other.
Modern people have always said that although Su Shi was demoted for being too upright, every time he recovers, he cannot do without help of his younger brother Su Zhe. But it also reflects deep affection between them,
In last period after Su Shi's death, he kept in touch with his younger brother. From various letters between him and his younger brother and tribute written by his younger brother for him after his death, we can learn that Su Shi was about to take up a post in a small county in Henan province at that time. But he also worried that court would be unstable, and after he went there, there might be other things.
So it depends on location of Changzhou, as emperor prayed: I am old and sick, and I want to retire in Changzhou. Finally allowed. But who would have thought that he could not afford to be sick in Changzhou. In last period of his life, he contacted his younger brother many times to discuss place of his burial.
When everyone is dying, they will think of their hometown and want to bury themselves there. But government at the time clearly did not allow them to return to their hometown of Sichuan.
So he wanted to find a burial place similar to his hometown. There is a meishan in his hometown with same name as famous Emeishan who is being compared.
So, I chose and chose, and in fact I chose place where I would like to take office. There is a small Mount Emei, which is very similar to Mount Emei, and I finally chose cemetery where I want to be buried.
(2) Jia County, Henan
This small county in Henan province is also famous for its tombs But is there really a mountain here that looks a lot like Mount Emei? Actually no, Whether it's Meishan, Su Shi's hometown, or famous Mount Emei, there is no resemblance.
This is simply because ancients didn't have high technology, so they can think of their hometown when they see a mountain or a river. Just because of what's on my mind.
But it's undeniable that fate seems to be such that there is a mysterious gravitational force firmly binding him to this place, and he finally chose this place. Shortly after he died of an illness, another of his sons brought his wife's body from afar and was eventually buried here together.
The younger brother presided over his funeral and wrote a sacrificial speech. More than ten years later, his younger brother and his wife also died one after other, and later generations buried them here with their older brother. Thus, this place became ancestral tomb of Su Shi's descendants, and all descendants of next few decades will be buried here.
(3) Sansou's grave
An elderly father of two brothers was placed by them in their hometown. Hundreds of years later, subsequent generations always believed that two of them should be buried with their father, so county magistrate at that time ordered construction of a clothing tomb for Su Xun and buried three together to allow their family reunion. Therefore, people of later generations call this place tomb of Sansu, which means tomb of three sons of Su Shi.
Jia County now pays great attention to inheritance and promotion of Su Shi culture. In fact, cities in different parts of country that had traces of Su Shi consider it as a kind of cultural heritage and have created various channels for advertising. This place is no exception. There are various information boards outside Sansu's grave.
At same time, a memorial hall was built to tell story of his life. It is to use it as a cultural element, inheriting and promoting it, it can also help to attract more tourists here and realize role of culture in economic development of county.
A small county in Henan Province is very beautiful due to its mountains and clear water. In addition, there are many Henanese delicacies such as Hu spicy soup and so on.
Interested tourists come here to experience life of Sansu, history and culture of time, and at same time, don't forget to try a plate of Henan's special delicacy, Hu's spicy soup.