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Hi! I was just wondering if you happened to kn…

Hi! I was just wondering if you happened to know who the model in this post is? post/174288065174/ I tried to find them myself but I can't read any Chinese ;~; Thank you!

Hi, thanks for the question!

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The model in the post goes by 尤小棋/You Xiao Qi online, and his Weibo blog is here. He’s a well-known cosplayer and model from Hangzhou. Here are some more of his photos:

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Hope this helps!

Hi! I was wondering if you had any info on tra…

Hi! I was wondering if you had any info on traditional hairstyles? Like about what dynasty they're from or the social rank they belong to. Thank you!

Hi, thanks for the question! (Image Via)

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All of my content on traditional Chinese hairstyles can be found in my Hairstyles tag. For hairstyle tutorials in particular, I have a Hair Tutorial tag.

In addition, I have a “Hanfu Hair Accessories/Hairstyles” section on my replies Masterpost where you can find all my previous replies to hair accessories & hairstyles-related questions. Please check it out!

Hope this helps!

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular n…

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular name for the looped hairstyles like these: i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/44/57/36/445736c8e7a0ffd0399993a0bb6c84c0[.]jpg & i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/6b/e3/41/6be341d1db1fdd490473697594ad782b[.]jpg (and were they actually from the Tang Dynasty like the source said?)

Hi, thanks for the question!

These two looped hairstyles, worn by Fan Bing Bing as Wu Zetian in the Chinese drama “The Empress of China”, are unique styles with individual names. The first style is called 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji), and the second style is called 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji). “Ji/髻” refers to any hairstyle involving pulling hair on top of the head. Let’s take a look at each one:

1. 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji):

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For this hairstyle, the hair is split into two parts, and black yarn or ribbons are used to form hoops above the head. For the finishing touch, a small Buyao (hairpin with decorations that swing as you walk) is added to the front. The hairstyle originally developed from an earlier style called 双环髻/Shuang Huan Ji (Double Hooped Ji), which was popular among single women and court ladies during the Wei/Jin and Northern & Southern dynasties. The Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji was fashionable during the Tang – Song dynasties:

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2. 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji):

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This hairstyle, which consists of two tall twin loops on either side of the head, first appeared during the Han dynasty. Legend has it that during that time, the Heavenly Mother of the Jade Palace visited Emperor Wu Di. He was so astounded by the visit that he recorded the flying immortals’ hairstyle, and asked his court maidens to imitate it. The Flying Immortal Ji is thus commonly used in depictions of immortals. It was also worn by young girls, as well as being a popular hairstyle for traditional dances and performances:   

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To create the hairstyle, start with a high ponytail atop the head. Next, split the hair into two segments and form each into a loop, and then wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail. Use hairpins to keep the coils of hair in place, and reinforce with another hair tie as needed. Finally, decorate generously with hair accessories. Semiprecious stone pins, jade combs, and delicate ornaments of metal were popular choices of the past.

For a visual depiction of how the Flying Immortal Ji is created, there’s a helpful video tutorial here:

The back is just as beautiful as the front!

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Hope this helps!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 45

Hi! I love your blog especially because it is …

Hi! I love your blog especially because it is such a carefully made blog in English! (Accessible to the sadly illiterate me). I wanted you ask if you have a tag for myrhically themes photoshoots? I remember some with antlers and such. Thank you!!

Hi, I’m glad you love my blog!

All of my mythology-related content can be found in my Chinese Mythology tag ^^

(Image: Fu Zhu-themed hanfu photo via)

Hey I just wanted to ask you if there were any…

Hey I just wanted to ask you if there were any websites you would recommend to buy Hanfu or Chinese Hair accessories from?

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I created an individual page just to address that question – 

Where to buy Hanfu (and Hanfu Accessories). Please check it out!

In addition, you can check out my Hanfu Recommendations tag and Hair Accessories Recommendations tag. 

Hope this helps!

Do you know where the photoset of the girl is …

Do you know where the photoset of the girl is in all red and its snowing and it kind of looks like a castle was taken ? Sorry if this is unspecific but I just thought that photoset was one of the most beautiful I've seen. (Also I'm absolutely in love with your blog everything on it is so educational and awe-inspiring!)

Hi! I’m really happy to hear that you love my blog! <3

Regarding your question – you’re referring to this photoset, if I’m not mistaken. It was taken at the Chaotian Palace (朝天宫/Chaotian Gong) in Nanjing. The original source of the photoset is here.  It really is very beautiful, with all the snow, isn’t it? ^^

Hope this helps!

hi ! so less of a hanfu or style question… b…

hi ! so less of a hanfu or style question… but i was wondering what dynasty do you suppose ' the rise of the phoenixes ' uses mainly as it's material? i saw your post about the clothing style used seeming to be closely tied to tang the tang dynasty.

Hi! Yep, as I described in my post, the costumes in “The Rise of Phoenixes” mainly use the Tang dynasty as their reference material. If you look through my Tang dynasty tag, you can see how the clothes are very similar to those in the show ^^

So, I'm a DM running a custom Dungeons &a…

So, I'm a DM running a custom Dungeons & Dragons setting in a Chinese themed fantasy setting (not actually China, but a fictional world based on China culturally). When a player asked what the kind of clothing/architecture I was using, I described it as a 'mix of Tang and Han' imagery. But I wanted to ask an expert: would it be considered bad/appropriative to mix styles from different eras? My intent was to make a fantasy setting that felt Chinese but not one specific era. Any help is great!

Hi, thanks for the question! I’m really not an expert at all, but thank you! I think it’s totally fine for you to mix styles from different eras for your fantasy setting, because to be honest, that’s what Chinese media does all the time! Seriously, if you check out Chinese dramas/cartoons/games, their cultural references (especially for clothing) tend to be derived from many different dynasties, combined into one. Especially since your setting is not actually China but rather based on it, I don’t see why you can’t mix styles ^^

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Hi there! No worries, you’re not being a bother. To start with, there’s no definitely no age limit on wearing hanfu. As for the question of cultural appropriation  – I’ve addressed the topic in my previous posts here, here, and here – please check them out! Personally, I feel that in your situation, there shouldn’t be any issues ^^ However, do keep in mind that I only speak for myself and there may be differing opinions. Hope this helps!

Hi! I just want to say thank you for sharing t…

Hi! I just want to say thank you for sharing these lovely hanfu clothing and being so kind!! I'm about to purchase some casual ones myself and wear in the USA. I love the master post you made as well–it is so interesting to see everything!

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Hello! I’m happy to hear that you love my hanfu Masterpost, and that you’ll be getting some casual hanfu to wear soon! ^^ Thank you so much for your encouraging message – it makes my day! 😀

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