Yuan Weiyang, owner of a hanfu accessory shop
I heard about hanfu in 2013, when the first-ever Hanfu Cultural Festival took place in Xitang town. I was soon attracted by this elegant, exquisite clothing and became a tongpao.
Since then, I consecutively attended the event each year. It was the fourth time I participated this year, selling my selfmade jewelry as a registered vendor. The organizer arranged a small stall for each vendor and our temporary hanfu-style market became a popular part of the event.
I learned how to make jewelry by myself because of hanfu. When having this beautiful clothing on me, I always wanted to wear some classical accessories to make my clothes look even better. So I bought some materials and tried DIY hanfustyle jewelry according to antiques and ancient paintings. After lots of practice now I can design and made various accessories including earrings, necklaces and headgear.
Apart from that, because of hanfu I’m getting increasingly interested in traditional Chinese culture and art, such as calligraphy and Kunqu Opera.
I thank hanfu for opening a window to China’s vast world of rich cultural treasures.
A man in hanfu takes a picture of a couple.