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Sound of Erhu wanders at Haiyuansi Bazaar

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-05-31

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[InKunming--KunmingIn Kunming, local people have a tradition to stroll in bazaars for buying daily goods.

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There are two bazaars in the city that are highly welcomed by local Kunming people. One is called Haiyuansi Bazaar, and another is named Majie Bazaar. 

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Nowadays, more and more young people like to buy goods in modern supermarkets or superstores but forget the tradition to shop in bazaars.

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InKunming journalist recorded some scenes of Haiyuansi Bazaar by camera for avoiding a loss of tradition. 

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Haiyuansi Bazaar is open to the public on every Thursday. 

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Zhang Tiankun, a Kunming native, goes to the Haiyuansi Bazaar at each Thursday.

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He sells Erhu, a kind of Chinese music instrument, at the bazaar. 

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He told InKunming journalist that he learned Erhu making skills from his father. 

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When he played Erhu at the Haiyuansi Bazaar, voice of the Erhu wandered around the whole bazaar. 

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Zhang Tiankun said: “Erhu has three tones including high, middle and low tones even though the instrument seems a little simple.” 

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He played a tune of Yunnan’s Huadeng Opera when he spoke to InKunming journalist. 

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According to Zhang, he inherited the oldest handicrafts about making Erhu in Yunnan. 

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Yunnan Erhus are normally made of black bamboo and snakeskin. 

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At Haiyuansi Bazaar, dozens of handicraftsmen sell their handicraft works which still keep characteristics of Chinese traditional culture. 

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People no matter which place they are from, domestic or foreign, would like to enjoy their time at Kunming’s local bazaars, feel traditional lifestyle of native Kunming people, making the bazaar crowded and lively. 

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(Editors: Cathy Chen, Rachel) 

   

 




 


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