Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) arranged a two-day technical visit to Foshan Coca Cola Plant and Ceramics Museum on 19th & 20th Jan 2018. These technical visits would allow us to investigate both the technological and traditional approaches to production. The first part is a tour of the Coca Cola Foshan Plant, and second part is a visit to Foshan Ceramics Museum - Ancient Nanfeng Kiln (南風古灶). I would like to share the day 2 visit. Foshan Ceramics Museum is in the famous ceramic capital of Shi Wan (石灣). It is the world’s biggest ceramics museum of human characters. We can appreciate and inquire about its long history of cultural heritage and workmanship. I took a group photo in front of the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln (南風古灶)
We started at 9:30am from Hilton Garden Inn to the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln.
Arrived the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, I took a photo with temple as background.
God of Fire was here.
Dr. Aaron Tong (Former Chairman, HKSQ) as tour leader and explained the history of the Ancient NanFeng Kiln. The Ancient Nanfeng Kiln was built in the period of Emperor Zhengde (明代正德) (1506-1521 AD), the Ming Dynasty. Since then its fire has never gone out and it has been unceasingly producing, which is seldom seen. It is the oldest Dragon Kiln (龍窯/龙窑) extant in China with 34.4 metres long and 20 lines of fire holes.
The front view of the Dragon Kiln
The sideview of the Dragon Kiln
They also recorded the procedures (SOP) of Shiwan pottery production.
I found a long chimney with slogan for Chairman Mao “高舉毛澤東思想偉大紅旗奮勇前進”.
And also took a photo in the temple.
Mr. Edmond Cheung held to take a group photo using selfie stick.
Group photo in the village
I saw the famous wine museum.
Lucky, we met the fourth annual Ceramics Forum.
The ceremony of fire god was performed.
After that we visited the village and I took a photo in front of the Holy Kiln Banyan.
Many Buddha sculptures were observed.
Dr. Ivan Ng shared his knowledge on the tea pot.
Dr. Aaron Tong had watching master for making sculpture.
We joined the demonstration show.
Master showed his skill.
After lunch, we went to the Foshan Ancestral Temple (佛山祖廟) to see Yip Man Monument (葉問堂) and The Huang Fei-Hong Monument (黃飛鴻紀念館).
Firstly, I went to the Yip Man Monument (葉問堂).
The copper sculpture of Yip Man was placed here.
Some history of Yip Man and Wing Chun Kuen (詠春拳) were described. Mr. Yip Man sculptures were anywhere.
Before visited Huang Fei-Hong Monument (黃飛鴻紀念館), lion dancing show was performing.
High skill Traditional Chinese Lion Dance with Meihuazhuang(梅花樁)
Enter the Huang Fei-Hong Monument (黃飛鴻紀念館)
Famous Martial Arts Dojo named Po Chi Lin (寶芝林)
The photo of Mr. Huang Fei-Hong was showed.
Classical films for Huang Fei-Hong series were introduced.
After the visit, we walked through the Huang Fei-Hong Street. There were many food shops for visitors.
Lastly, we come back to Hong Kong. We saw the beautiful sunset scene.
HKSQ - http://www.hksq.org/Ancient Nanfeng Kiln (南風古灶) - https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/南风古灶
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