Zhejiang Guangde Temple can't enter hanfu? Became a "Japanese-style" temple? answered locally
Our country is a great civilization with 5000 years of history. We are very proud of Chinese people, who have produced many talented people and cultural treasures since ancient times. Our country realizes regional ethnic autonomy and at same time does not restrict religion, also today there are many people who believe in religion, all in search of spiritual support.
Similar to Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, it is predominantly Muslim, while central region is predominantly Buddhist and Taoist. Most of our country was dominated by Buddhism and Taoism in ancient times, so various dynasties also built many temples and Taoist temples for these people so that these believers could worship and pray for their desires.
Some temples are still very well preserved. For example, Hanshan Temple in Suzhou, Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and Guangde Temple in Zhejiang. Every year, an endless stream of pilgrims flock here to pray.
However, some bad things happened some time ago, which also brought a lot of negative consequences to temple. It was revealed on Internet that temples in Nanjing actually kept tablets of Japanese invaders in aggressive war against China at that time. Isn't it ironic? .
It also brought temple to fore. This issue has not yet been settled, and Ningbo Zhejiang Temple has also been discussed on Internet.
Today I would like to introduce you to this temple in Zhejiang called Guangde Temple. What causes controversy on Internet?
1. Guangde Temple
This temple is located in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. The temple has a long history from ancient times to present day. Its geographical position is also very favorable, and layout of temple is also very successful in style.
There are several Guangde temples in country, but why was such a temple with a centuries-old history and rich cultural heritage "pushed" out of it?
There are two main factors:Firstly, because of architectural style of this temple, netizens think that it is not like ancient Chinese architectural style, but more like Japanese style; p>
Secondly, some time ago, a friend went into temple wearing hanfu, traditional costume of our country, but was stopped by people at door and refused to let her in, which caused discontent among most netizens. Let's analyze this to see if this is cause of temple?
Second, architectural style
Guande Zen Temple is a Tang and Song style Chinese temple, but many netizens doubt that it is Japanese style. From Internet, I found that there are basically five aspects that are relatively controversial. Today I will explain three most important points.
1. Golden Owl Kiss: This thing is a decoration on both ends of roof of an ancient Chinese building. The body shape is similar to an animal, but netizens say that this type of ornament is a characteristic element of Japan. The local area also reacted to this, pointing out that kiss is an adornment of ancient Chinese architecture, as well as our country.
And it is decorated with gold, which personifies splendor and nobility. In ancient times, it was used only in palaces and temples. Moreover, such golden owl kisses are found not only here, there are temples in many places.
How can you say that it is typical for Japan? Even if there are many things in Japan that imitate ancient times of our country, adding their own elements, they call it features of their country, netizens still have to think carefully
2. Tang Pofeng: is a style of eaves, like a canopy for shelter when it rains. This is also a feature of traditional Japanese architecture, but it also exists in China. just called it. Just method is different. Those buildings in Guangde Temple that make netizens think they are Tang Pofeng are Chinese "baoxia".
It's actually spliced with traditional Chinese bricks, and it has distinctive Chinese faucet patterns on it. It's completely different from Japanese architecture. Netizens shouldn't blindly follow this example. There are also some netizens who have done popular science and say that this is what Japan learned when they visited Tang Dynasty in Tang Dynasty. Therefore, everyone should also believe in culture of their country.
3. Karesanshui: These names are very special. Karesanshui, as name suggests, is a dry landscape. Literally, "Karesanshui" means "dry landscape" or "dry mountains and water".
This is actually an artificial landscape. A landscape composed of gravel, stones, grass, etc., which is also inspired by Zen Buddhism in my country and has gradually evolved. It was later adopted by Japan and became a local characteristic.
The most important thing in traditional Chinese architecture is layout of whole structure, north side faces south, with line of main hall in center, on this line there are other halls, and other branches on both sides of temple.
The layout of Guangde Temple is typical layout of traditional Chinese buildings, and this temple has been restored many times due to historical traces, and layout of temple is now approved by County Bureau of Ethnic Minority Affairs. and on matters of religion.
Third, can't you enter hanfu?
It's also because netizens didn't understand situation at time, so word of mouth has changed. The local reaction was that you can't take photos at will when you enter temple, you have to sign up here, and you can only take photos in company of staff. And during epidemic, controlling number of people too one must do well, to avoid unnecessary danger.
Such actions have brought a bad experience for tourists and also caused temple to suffer from "internet violence", so everyone should abide by rules, and when faced with such things, remain calm and not conflict. It's all about having fun.
Conclusion: Regarding this "oolong incident", we should not only strengthen our study of Chinese culture, but also strengthen cultural trust.