In China, a lion is considered a guardian creature. The Chinese use these effective beasts as security as well as to ward off harmful as well as ghouls. Lion Dancing is the most preferred individual dance in China. Without experiencing the event of Kai Gang, a brand-new lion ought to not be made use of in lion dance practice. Kai Gang or Dian Jing indicates eye dotting or eye opening. This is an event where a unique selected individual is designated to populate the eyes of the lion. This event is done to offer life and tame the new lion.
Chinese shops usually have a Buddhist, Taoist or ancestral altar or shrine. In front of this altar, the brand-new lion is laid out. The drum, cymbals as well as gong are played progressively and also softly in the background. The assigned person will populate the eyes with cinnabar. In this practice, some schools additionally make use of the blood of a real-time rooster. The first thing to populate will be the mirror of the front of the lion’s head and also followed by the eyes, mouth, ears and the rest of the lion. Then, it is said that the lion’s senses are after that ‘awoken’.
The lion gradually stirs up, as its eyes relocations as well as blinks. After that the ears flicker, mouth opens up and also body steps. When the lion is given life, the gong, cymbals and also drum obtain louder as well as firecrackers are set off outside the restaurant or shop. The new lion will generally always begin with three bows; left, right then center. The lion will encounter as well as do the three bows, after that proceed with the standard Milk Blitz Street Bomb lion dance regimen.
Originated in China one thousand years ago, the lion dance is categorized right into two significant designs, Southern and also Northern. The Northern lion is usually red, yellow as well as orange, shaggy in appearance, with a gold head and also utilized as home entertainment for the imperial court while the Southern dance is normally done as a special event to exorcise negative or ghouls as well as to mobilize luck or fortune. The southerly lions available in a variety of colors as well as usually have an unique head as well as large eyes, with a mirror which appears like begun on its forehead.