West Lake Folk Tales
West Lake folktales” color plate master: Jiang Xuebing, Chinese arts and Crafts Master, famous Chinese artist in the United States. Born on October 1, 1941, he began to study painting at the age of 4. He studied Chinese painting master Zhang Ding and Huang Zhou from childhood, and then studied in Zhejiang Art Institute. After studying in the United States in 1985, he has always been concerned about the art research and creation of his motherland. He has experienced many vicissitudes in his life. To sum up, he studied Arts in Zhejiang, grew up in Shanghai, glorified in China, shocked the world in the United States, and gave back to his motherland.
The color plate of West Lake folktales created by master Jiang Xuebing selects the female images in the oral West Lake folktales, and describes them with meticulous brushwork. They are delicate, delicate and vivid. Their fine hair looks like real people, and they are better than real people.
The legend of the White Snake, one of the four traditional Chinese folktales, is said to have a legendary story about a thousand year old white snake spirit. In order to repay the scholar Xu Xian for saving his life in his previous life, he was married in human form. However, he was obstructed by the eminent monk Fahai, and was practised under the Leifeng Tower in Zhenxi lake. Later, he was rescued by the son of the No.1 scholar in the middle school.
It is said that in ancient times, a girl Aqiao was in a dilemma by her stepmother. She searched for grass in the cold winter and was saved by a fairy in white. She also taught the skill of breeding insects with mulberry trees. Later generations felt his kindness and respected the white fairy as the silkworm flower lady, who was the of sericulture in the heaven.
It is said that in ancient times, a jade dragon and Jinfeng were neighbors. They made an appointment to carve a stone into a pearl. When the queen mother saw the Pearl, she was greedy and sent heaven soldiers and generals to steal the Pearl. In the fight between the jade dragon and Jinfeng, the Pearl fell into the world and turned into the West Lake. The jade dragon and Jinfeng were reluctant to give up and turned into “Jade Dragon Mountain” and “Phoenix Mountain” to protect both sides.
Thin strip of sky
It is said that in ancient times, there was a young couple Shi Wa and Hua Mei in Zhuji. When they got married, the God of thunder in the sky saw the beautiful Huamei, so he split the top of the mountain with lightning to separate them. Shiwa incarnated as a bird pecked through the stone wall and flew with Huamei along the gap, so there was a legend of “Feilai peak” beside Lingyin Temple, and the small hole at the top of the peak was called “yixiantian”.
West Lake Longjing tea is famous all over the world. The origin of Longjing tea is unknown. It is a legendary folk story. In ancient times, there was an old woman who lived hard with 18 tea trees. Someone paid a high price for the stone mortar in front of her door, which was called a treasure. She washed the stone mortar and irrigated the tea plant with waste water. The tea plant withered and flourished, which was called the ancestor of “Longjing tea” by tea farmers.