New business forms advance development and protection of traditional fish-shaped lantern-Xinhua

A child plays with a fish-shaped lantern at a lantern workshop in Wangmantian Village in Xitou Township of Shexian County in Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Xinhua/Fu Tian)

Villagers practise the fish-shaped lantern performance at a workshop in Wangmantian Village, Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Xinhua/Fu Tian)

Visitors choose fish-shaped lantern cultural and creative products in the Huizhou ancient town in Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 17, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Photo by Fan Chengzhu/Xinhua)

Students learn about the fish-shaped lantern in Tunxi District of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 5, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Photo by Fan Chengzhu/Xinhua)

Visitors try to make a fish-shaped lantern in the Huizhou ancient town in Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 17, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Photo by Fan Chengzhu/Xinhua)

Wang Shengjuan, a county-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, makes a fish-shaped lantern at a workshop in Wangmantian Village, Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Xinhua/Fu Tian)

Visitors watch Anhui Opera in a fish-shaped lantern themed cafe in the Huizhou ancient town in Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 9, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Xinhua/Fu Tian)

Wang Huawu, a county-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, makes a fish-shaped lantern at a workshop in Wangmantian Village, Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Xinhua/Fu Tian)

Visitors try to make a fish-shaped lantern in the Huizhou ancient town in Shexian County of Huangshan City, east China’s Anhui Province, May 17, 2024. In Xitou Township of Shexian County in east China’s Anhui Province, local villagers have the tradition to make fish-shaped lanterns to pray for harvest and good fortune for over six centuries.

While protecting the intangible cultural heritage, Xitou Township has worked on expanding new business forms in recent years. Fish-shaped lanterns of diverse sizes and materials have been made for display, performance, and sale. Other business development including study tour themed on intangible cultural heritage, related cultural and creative products and lantern-making experience also emerged. (Photo by Fan Chengzhu/Xinhua)