Hello! You have a lovely blog! Sorry if you've been asked this before; Do you know of any online stores that sell traditional chinese dresses and such? As well as traditional chinese accessories?.. Thank you!
Hi, I’m delighted that you find my blog lovely! ^^
Please see my “Where To Buy Hanfu” pagefor all of my information, posts, and replies regarding where to find and buy traditional & modern Chinese hanfu and accessories. I recently just revamped the page, so it now contains links to all of my replies to previous asks about buying hanfu. I also updated the list of hanfu and accessory brands. Please check it out!
According to Chinese legend, the white Jade Rabbit (玉兔) is a companion to the beautiful moon goddess Chang’e (嫦娥), and pounds the Elixir of Life for her with its mortar and pestle under a cinnamon tree. Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit live in the Moon Palace, and can be seen every year in full view on the day of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Jade Rabbit – Coser小梦 (read about him here); Chang’e – 真的菜菜.
The original Chinese fan, the circular tuanshan/团扇, is said to have been modeled after the full moon, and signifies union and happiness. This moon-shaped fan eventually came to take on many other different shapes, such as that of flowers.
The tuanshan is made up of four parts – the handle, the cloth interior, and the two outer guards that hold the cloth in place. The cloth is embroidered/painted with scenes of nature: flowers, butterflies, birds, mountains and waters, etc. The ribs of the fan were usually made of animal bones, wood or bamboo, while the handle was engraved with beautiful designs and decorated with jade pendants.