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The custom of breeding in winter in the Forbidden City

The greenhouse has Tanghua, and you can watch the peony on the New Year’s Day; the warm crickets can listen to the pleasant autumn. Artificial cultivation, I do not know when it started, but the people of Chi Wanming may have been used as a industry. Liu Yan’s “Emperor Jing Scenery” Volume 3 “Hu Jiacun” stated: “Promote weaving and feels autumn, and the sound dealers are better than the sexual victory. The soil is in the pot, raised, and the worm has a child soil. In winter, it is warm with its soil, and the sun water is covered with it. The leaves and vegetable leaves are still overwhelmed. The feet wings are made, gradually black, and the moon will sound, it is thin in autumn, and it is stiff in spring. ”


As early as in the early Qing Dynasty, the customs of folk breeding worms and the customs of admiring the mwozi in winter were introduced into the Qing Palace Forbidden City. It is worth noting that the pupa in the palace uses a sac or embroidered cage to store it, but the folk uses a gourd. However, the author believes that shortly after Qianlong, a large number of gourds in the Forbidden City were raised. As long as we look at Qianlong’s large -scale wares no longer models, and from Daoguang, the court and Wangfu have a large number of sanctuary gourds, and there are still many treasures to be passed down to this day, so we can be convinced.


In recent years, in antique advertisements and auction emigrants overseas, you can often see gourds that store various twes. Because they can’t tell which kind of gourd it is raised, they are all named Cricket Cage. And almost all the gourds were set to ivory frames and high heart. This can’t help but feel that it is “timid”.

It seems that there are many old gadgets with Chinese folk customs and seemingly insignificant, and there are many famous halls and attention. Because it was not considered a cultural relics in the past, it was not a cultural relic. Therefore, it is more difficult to know that it may be more difficult than studying some important cultural relics.

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